One year into the Delivering the Nuclear Promise initiative, the U.S. nuclear energy industry is making good on its ambitious effort to become more efficient and see that nuclear power plants are better valued financially as part of America’s critical infrastructure.
Over the past year, working collaboratively with the Electric Power Research Institute and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, the Nuclear Energy Industry has:
- Issued 42 efficiency bulletins in a variety of areas
- Identified more than $600 million in projected savings
- Has achieved a greater than 95% implementation rate
- With the help of industry, business, labor and environmental allies preserved at-risk facilities in Illinois and New York by persuading state leaders that their electric infrastructure and their economic and environmental goals are better served by the power stations continued operation
Delivering the Nuclear Promise (DNP) effort was launched in December 2015. Its purpose is to strengthen the industry’s commitment to excellence in safety and reliability, assure future viability through efficiency improvements, and drive regulatory and market changes so that nuclear energy facilities are fully recognized for their value.