Following last year’s Executive Order 13800 on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure,” DoE released a report that assesses the cybersecurity and threats to the U.S. electric grid. DoE also created the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response to enhance DoE’s ability to protect domestic energy infrastructure from cyber-related threats and address current capability gaps. 

Texo Drone Survey and Inspection recently completed a first of its kind internal inspection of the Urenco UK nuclear plant with an unmanned aerial vehicle, reducing Urenco’s inspection costs.

The design of a virtual digital NPP developed by the Russian Research Institute for NPP Operation, VNIIAES, and the Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences will be used in the Russian advanced nuclear reactor Proryv project. The design calculates the NPP’s characteristics, i.e. new equipment behavior and costs, and simulates potential system failures and impacts.