October – Nuclear power plant shut down by jellyfish

Nuclear power plant shut down by jellyfish


Plant operator E.On shut down Oskarshamn-3, a unit of Sweden’s most powerful nuclear power plant, after an intake port for cooling water became choked with jellyfish swimming in the waters along the Baltic coast. The 1,400 MW power plant, which is more than 200 miles south of Stockholm, provides about 5 percent of Sweden’s electric power.

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1. Underground vs. overhead: Power line installation-cost comparison and mitigation

Underground vs. overhead power line installation


Hurricane Sandy left many electric utility executives, their customers, local and state government leaders and regulators contemplating placing overhead power lines underground. This desire surges into prominence whenever natural disasters cause destruction on the overhead distribution and transmission networks across the country.

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