Entergy Vermont Yankee refueling and maintenance outage begins

first_imgFeb 24, 2010 … His case against the relicensing was several fold, including: The new power purchase proposal from Vermont Yankee owner Entergy would … Aug 27, 2002 … Vermont Yankee finally sold to Entergy by Robert Smith The deal had more than its share of up and down moments, but the sale of the Vermont … Apr 18, 2011 … The other shoe has finally dropped. Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced this morning that two of its subsidiaries, Entergy Nuclear … Jul 25, 2011 … Today Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) communicated to its employees that the company’s board of directors voted to approve the fabrication … Entergy Vermont Yankee sues state of Vermont | Vermont Business … Northstar Vermont Yankee,Control room operators began removing the Vermont Yankee nuclear power station from service Saturday night (October 8) to begin its 29th refueling and maintenance outage. The shutdown of the Vernon plant will mark the completion of the plant’s 29th operating cycle. The plant began commercial operation in 1972. According to published reports, the fuel will cost $65 million and the work will cost another $35 million for a total cost of about $100 million. The refueling will allow the plant to operate another 18 months, or well beyond its scheduled decommissioning in March 2012. Entergy has sued the state of Vermont to allow it to remain open for another 20 years. The state maintains that the Vermont Legislature must approve the license extension. The Vermont Senate voted in 2010 to reject the extension, but the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has already granted the 20-year extention. The Vermont Public Service Board would also need to issue Entergy a Certificte of Public Good for it to remain in operation. Energy states in the federal court case in Brattleboro that the state cannot legally pre-empt the process.The court case concluded in September and US District Judge J Garvan Murtha is now mulling post-trial briefs. It is widely expected that the loser in US District Court will appeal the decision. At the very least, Entergy appears to be banking on the court case, in any result, pushing well beyond March 2012 so it will get the full value from the refueling.A Vermont Yankee statement on the refueling said the plant has again demonstrated its value as a safe and reliable electricity supplier to New England consumers. During this operating cycle, which began in May 2010, the plant has produced more than 7.2 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The refueling and maintenance outage will be performed by Entergy Vermont Yankee’s staff supplemented by Entergy employees from its other nuclear plants and contract workers, including valve technicians, radiation protection technicians, engineers, inspectors, millwrights, electricians, pipefitters, boilermakers, welders, painters, equipment operators, insulators, carpenters, laborers and divers.Workers will replace 116 fuel assemblies in the reactor and perform various maintenance activities, tests and inspections on plant equipment which runs throughout the operating cycle.The influx of more than 850 outside maintenance workers and their associated local spending provide a major economic boost to the region.Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity and delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy’s second quarter revenues were $2,803.3 million, compared to $2,862.9 for the same periond in 2010. Earnings for the two periods were $1.76 perdiluted share in Q2 2011 and $1.65 per diluted share in 2010.Entergy also announced last week that Kevin Bronson has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer for the James A FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in New York, Pilgrim Power Station in Massachusetts and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station.RELATED: Entergy to refuel Vermont Yankee as lawsuit proceeds | Vermont … Vermont Senate votes to close Yankee | Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Yankee finally sold to Entergy | Vermont Business Magazinelast_img read more

Teachers FCU shares stories from a COVID-19 hotspot

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Teachers Federal Credit Union ($7.8B, Hauppauge, NY) isn’t masking its commitment to coronavirus safety. It’s handing them out.Distributing branded facemasks to members and employees is just part of the protocols in place as one of the Empire State’s largest member-owned financial cooperative slowly returns its working life to a new normal.New York City has been an epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States for the past few months, and with 31 branches in and around the Big Apple, Teachers has hardly been immune to the pandemic’s impact on business continuity, members, and staff.President and CEO Brad Calhoun is marking his first year at the helm of Teachers this month, having made the move in June 2019 from First Tech FCU in Oregon. Inna Sprague, a colleague at First Tech, made the same move this past March, joining Calhoun as the cooperative’s Chief Experience Officer just as the nation was beginning to feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Women of Troy head up to Washington

first_imgAfter a 6-0 start to the season, USC’s women’s volleyball team (7-5) has fallen flat, going only 1-5 since. The team remains winless on its home floor (0-4) and has won only seven total sets since Sept. 6. The Women of Troy (7-5, 0-2 Pac-12) hope to shift the momentum to their side during a two-match road trip to Washington to take on Pac-12 rivals No. 4 Washington on Wednesday and Washington State on Friday.Killer instinct · Junior outside hitter Samantha Bricio is averaging a team-high 3.43 kills per set. She also leads the team with 39 service aces. – Brian Ji | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy have lost some close contests recently. In the last six matches, USC has dropped 11 sets by five points or fewer. Service errors have been a major weakness for the Women of Troy, who have given up 55 points on service errors in the last six matches alone. As a result of the losses, USC has tumbled down the NCAA rankings to No. 19.Despite a tough couple of weeks, individual players on the Women of Troy continue to impress this season. Junior outside hitter Samantha Bricio continues her dominance on offense, leading the team with 151 kills and 39 service aces. Bricio has also been a force on defense, collecting 125 digs.Freshman outside hitter Lauryn Gillis ranks second on the team with 108 kills and has recorded 103 digs.Sophomore libero Taylor Whittingham and senior setter Hayley Crone have also been leaders in the dig column for the Women of Troy, with 152 digs and 101 digs, respectively. There are also seven players on the Women of Troy with a double-digit number of total blocks, including junior middle blocker Alicia Ogoms, who leads the team with 44 blocks.The Women of Troy have a great opportunity to prove why they should still be considered a top team in the nation against No. 4 Washington. The Huskies have had a much easier schedule than the Women of Troy this season, but the Huskies have proven they belong where they are at this point in the season with wins against BYU and Wisconsin, which are teams ranked in the NCAA Top 10 rankings.The unbeaten Huskies (13-0, 2-0) will bring a strong offensive presence, led by outside hitter Krista Vansant who has a team-high 198 kills on the season (4.30 kills per set, which ranks 24th in the nation). Outside hitter Kaleigh Nelson, who has 126 kills on the season, will be the other main offensive threat from the Huskies.Defensive specialist/libero Cassie Strickland has provided strong defense for the Huskies, totaling a team-high 143 digs this season.  But Strickland is also statistically the worst server on the team, recording 37 service errors so far this season. Middle blocker Lianna Sybeldon will also be a player to watch for in the match as she is productive on both defense and offense. She leads the Huskies in total blocks with 81 and has contributed on offense with 86 kills.Washington State (9-5) should be the easier contest for the Women of Troy during their two-match road trip. The Cougars are winless in Pac-12 play, and they have lost their last three matches, albeit all three came against teams in the NCAA Top 25 rankings. Nevertheless, the Cougar squad boasts a lot of talent.Outside hitter Kyra Holt, middle blocker Chelsey Bettinson and outside hitter Jaicee Harris have dominated the offense for the Cougars, with all three  producing kill numbers in the triple-digits this season. Bettinson also leads her team in blocks with 73. Another player the Women of Troy will need to keep an eye on is defensive specialist/libero Kate Sommer, who has recorded far more digs than any of her teammates with 194.With all the tough losses at home, head coach Mick Haley said that going on the road might actually help his team start winning matches again.“I just think when you get in a situation like this, you want to play again as soon as possible,” Haley said. “We were just in a bad place here for a couple of weeks. I don’t know that it’ll be any easier on the road. The good thing is, when you travel, you’re all together and you’re together for the whole time. That might, in fact, give us some advantages to get a little bit tighter as a team while we’re traveling. I think, basically, we just got to keep working on our fundamentals and keep improving individually.”Haley also stressed how October will be the most crucial month of the season for his team.“I think all of the matches in October are going to be critical because by the end of October, we’re going to know whether we’re going to challenge for this [NCAA] tournament or not,” Haley said. “Whether we can challenge for the Pac-12 conference, I don’t know, but we want to get in the NCAA tournament and get a chance to play for the championship. So, we have to earn that right, probably in October.”Today’s match at Washington begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday’s tilt against Washington State kicks off at 6 p.m. Both matches will air live on Pac-12 Networks.last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Report: Weekly jail booking – Feb. 1 to Feb. 7, 2016

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Feb. 1 to Feb. 7, 2016 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Campbell, Christopher A.30Oxford,  KSOxford Police DepartmentOXPDMistreat dep adult; Theft of prop/services; Forgery; Indentity theft; Criminal use of a financial card2/5/16         Burnham, Reg E.34Tulsa, OK787 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSMPDDomestic battery2/6/16 Webster, Carrie L.48Augusta, KS400 N. Logan, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDProbation violation; Failure to appear; Driving while license suspended; Vehicles Unlawful Acts2/6/16 Andes-Campbell, Trudy N.47Winfield, KS1600 E. US 160 HwySUSOFailure to appear; Driving while license suspended2/4/16 Provencio, Sylvester B.21Caldwell, KS321 W. 1st, Caldwell, KSCAPDAgg battery; Agg robbery; Battery; Disorderly conduct; Criminal deprivation of property; Theft of property/services; Burglary; Rape; Furnishing alcohol or CMB to a minor; Unlawfully housing minors consuming alcohol or CMB; Endangering a child2/1/16 Santana, Bobbi C.31Wellington, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOTheft of property/services; Conspiracy theft of property/services2/5/16 French, Shaelynn L.25Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence2/7/16 Lipton, Courtney M.26Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSODriving while license suspended; Operate vehicle without liability insurance; Maximum speed limits2/3/16 Pekio, Stephanie R.35Papillion, NE785 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSMPDDomestic battery2/4/16 Ralios, Mateo20Dodge City, KSI-35 MM 19, Wellington, KSKHPOperate a motor vehicle without a valid license2/6/16 Haskins, Andrei J.22Mulvane, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence2/3/16 Dillon, Kristin R.30Tulsa, OK785 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSMPDDomestic battery2/6/16 Kollmorgan, Keven D.24Winfield, KS207 N Cheyenne, South Haven, KSSUSODomestic battery; Batter2/7/16 Struble, Steven L.69Medford, OK1800 S US 81 Hwy, Caldwell, KSSUSODriving under the influence2/6/16 Albrecht, Matthew D.24Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSMPDTheft of prop/services; Possession of opiate2/7/16 Hauser, Melissa J.40Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence2/7/16center_img Segobia, Juan Jr.50Emporia, KSN. I-35 MM 1.6, South Haven, KSKHPGiving a worthless check2/3/16 Burns, Wesley R.26Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSMPDTheft of Prop/services2/7/16 Slater, Charles B.67Wichita, KS2500 N. A St., Wellington, KSWPDDriving while suspended2/2/16 Newman, Virgil L.67Arkansas City, KS1800 E. K-55 Hwy, Udall, KSSUSODriving under the influence2/7/16 Jones, Bruce A.62San Diego, CAI-35 MM2, South Haven, KSKHPPossession of opiate; Use/possess w/intent to use drug para/Warrant arrest2/1/16 Crooks, Lucien A.21Wellington, KS501 N. Washington, KSSUSOFailure to appear2/4/16 Phillips, Nicole L.35Wichita, KS501 N. Washington, Welllington, KSSUSOFailure to appear2/5/16 Wooley, Theresa K.32Concordia, KS1100 N. B., Wellington, KSMPDFailure to Appear x22/7/16 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Dietl, Helena J.54Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSMPDFailure to appear2/5/16 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600 WEEKLY BOOKINGS 2/1/16through  Stewart, Janice K.46Peck, KS728 E. 110th Ave. North, Peck, KSSUSOFailure to appear2/5/16 Wingo, Dennis E.34Poseyville, INI-35 MM16, Wellington, KSKHPTheft of prop/services; Possession of stolen property; Road & bridges KTA failure to pay toll; Operate vehicle without liability insurance; Vehicles, Unlawful Acts2/5/16 Reynolds, Jessica J.23Mulvane, KS220 W. Poplar, Mulvane, KSMPDPossession w/ intent to use drug paraphernalia / Possession of a stimulant / Possesion of a depressent2/7/16 McGinn, David J.28Wellington, KSCowley County JailSUSOTheft of property/services; Possession of stolen property2/7/16 Jennings, Corey D.36Geuda Springs, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOTheft of prop/services; Burglary2/2/16last_img read more