January 29, 2020

Energy in Florida

'Nuclear option' -- and other energy updates throughout Florida

| 8/28/2018

Five years after the federal government funded Indian River State College to replicate its nuclear plant technician training program on a national level, the college has succeeded at supplying a new cohort of nuclear plant workers across the U.S. Since it created the nuclear education and training center at Indian River in 2011, the college has signed on 55 colleges and universities around the country and 91 private companies, plus various agencies and seven countries. All told, those institutions have trained 2,300 nuclear plant technicians using the Indian River curriculum.

Since 2006, Indian River itself has graduated 268 technicians from its two-year degree program. Read the rest of the article here.

ALSO IN THIS PACKAGE ON ENERGY: A roundup of what’s new with utilities and in the energy industry around Florida, including:

  • Sell JEA? An advisory firm suggests JEA could get top dollar from a private buyer.
  • Big Switch: Gulf Power employees and customers await announcements from NextEra about the company’s strategy in Northeast Florida.
  • Nuclear Reaction: FPL moves forward with plans for two nuclear reactors that might not be built.
  • Rising Star: A UCF physicist lands a coveted federal ‘early career’ grant.
  • Cleaning Up: Duke is on the verge of replacing two coal plants with a natural gas plant.

 

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