Each year, the Department recognizes projects that have demonstrated excellence in project management. Specifically, the Secretary's Achievement Award is presented to project teams that have demonstrated significant results in completing projects under budget and ahead of schedule. In Oak Ridge the UPF Substation Subproject delivered the Pine Ridge Substation at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, $16 million under budget and six months ahead of schedule
Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Kairos Power to Establish Low-Power Demonstration Reactor in Oak Ridge
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and Kairos Power officials announced today that the privately funded, advanced nuclear engineering company will establish a low-power demonstration reactor in Oak Ridge. Kairos Power will invest $100 million and create 55 jobs to deploy a low-power demonstration reactor at the East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge.
EPB has been named as a top performer in the Tennessee Valley Authority seven state region when it comes to helping our customers save money and energy through the TVA EnergyRight program. TVA EnergyRight, in partnership with local power companies, work together to offer innovative and valuable programs to residents and businesses in the Tennessee Valley.
ORNL released information about a variety of research occurring at the Lab. The July Story Tips contains information about autonomous vehicles, fusion energy, methane production, additive manufacturing, and minimizing utility costs.
Dr. Kathryn Huff is the new Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary in the Office of Nuclear Energy at DOE. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Huff leveraged her physics and nuclear engineering background as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She’s a dedicated advocate of nuclear energy and brings her extensive knowledge of modeling and simulation of advanced reactors and fuel cycles to the Department.