PSEG Nuclear Receives Industry Innovation Award Presented During Prestigious
Nuclear Energy Institute Annual Assembly
NEWARK, N.J. – June 4, 2019 – PSEG Nuclear is honored to receive a Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 2019 Top Innovative Practice (TIP) Award for the enterprising application of cutting-edge technology.
The distinction recognizes the pursuit of continuous improvement and operational excellence demonstrated by PSEG Nuclear’s Hope Creek Generating Station. After committing to the optimization of a complex – and essential – mandated surveillance, the high-performing, single unit boiling water reactor engaged specialty outfit Framatome to dispatch its signature HawkEYE equipment.
HawkEYE is a remotely-operated tool that automates and improves nuclear vessel interior inspections and component cleaning, while also reducing scheduling and workforce impacts.
Additionally, when deployed at Hope Creek during one of the station’s standard maintenance and refueling outages, it produced direct cost-savings by removing hundreds of hours from the work scope and streamlining longstanding processes.
“Sourcing and implementing best practices is a fundamental organizational imperative,” says PSEG Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer Pete Sena. “We actively pursue progressive directions, and Framatome has been a key collaborator in that capacity.”
Such innovations, partnerships with technology experts and outside-the-box solutions ensure PSEG Nuclear remains efficient and, at the same time, enhances both safety and operational outputs.
The TIP Award was formally presented to a PSEG Nuclear delegation during the NEI’s annual Nuclear Energy Assembly – an industry-wide summit hosted in Washington, D.C.
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PSEG Nuclear is a subsidiary of PSEG Power, a multi-regional energy supply company and a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (https://corporate.pseg.com/). PSEG Nuclear operates the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear generating stations in southern New Jersey, which together comprise the second-largest commercial nuclear generating facility in the country and provide enough power for more than 2.5 million homes. PSEG Nuclear is a part-owner of the Peach Bottom nuclear generating station in Pennsylvania.