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S.C nuclear station named a top plant

Staff Report
Published Nov. 1, 2012

Duke Energy’s Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca was named one of the top two top nuclear plants in the world, according to Power magazine.

The Oconee plant was recognized for installing the first nuclear plant digital control system in the U.S., which positions Duke Energy at the forefront of an important technology switch, the magazine said.

Each year, the magazine selects the most noteworthy nuclear power plants worldwide to be designated “top plants.” Winning plants are profiled in the November issue, and awards are presented at a banquet the following May during the Electric Power Conference & Exhibition.

The other award-winning nuclear plant is Dominion Virginia Power’s North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Va. This facility was honored for the recent completion of its second uprate, made possible by steam turbine retrofits, the magazine said.

More details on these projects will be featured in the November issue of Power.