'We have to have an answer' on Ill. nuclear plants by summer's end, Exelon says
An Exelon Corp. executive told Illinois legislators yesterday that the fate of three unprofitable nuclear plants in the state will be decided later this summer and that action on a bill to help them survive must be passed before the General Assembly adjourns a month from now.
Drone rules pose risks and rewards for nuclear power plants
The U.S. electric sector has broadly welcomed a federal proposal that would clear the way for wide commercial use of drones. It's easy to see why. Small unmanned aircraft systems -- commonly called drones -- offer a convenient way for utilities to inspect transmission lines and investigate storm damage. But recent security breaches have given some in the power industry pause.