The US nuclear fleet must adapt to the growing renewable generation being added to the electric grid and the resulting power price decline by operating flexibly and making hydrogen, industry officials said during a virtual plenary session of the Utility Working Conference held by the American Nuclear Society Aug. 11. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Yet nuclear utilities are already behind and face cost challenges, Tim O’Connor, chief generation officer and executive vice president at Xcel Energy, said during the plenary session. O’Connor said Xcel faces a “new grid reality” with “as much as 50%-70% penetration of intermittent energy resources on the grid we operate” and the phase-out of coal likely by 2030. As […]