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The Nuclear Power Expansion: Going Global

What do you do when an industry is faced with a lower-cost alternative, unfavorable government policy, and increased competition due to plant closures?  You look to other emerging markets that are embracing the technology that you support.  In our case, we decided to be a part of the nuclear renaissance and expansion that is happening …
Accelerant Training

Increase Your Initial Operator Licensing Training Scores Today by 8%

We’re back for another installment of our Innovation journey. During the latest Utility Working Conference, Accelerant Solutions led a track dedicated to innovative ways to improving and developing the workforce, with knowledge retention and transfer being key aspects of the message. In partnership with Tecnatom, S.A., the newest development in our PLANT™ authoring tool integrates …
Reactors

The Next Generation of Commercial Reactors

When I started my nuclear career at Seabrook Station in 1981, the facility was under construction. I was concerned that the industry was going to be severely challenged because of the Three Mile Island (TMI) accident that occurred in 1979. Over the years, I was impressed by the resiliency of our industry and the progress …
Nuclear Innovation

Sub-Critical Thinking in the Nuclear Industry

More than 20 years ago, I stumbled into the nuclear power field, almost by chance, but now I know it was the beginning of a calling. This industry has been a part of my entire adult life and I love it. I have met and continue to meet some of the most intelligent, inspirational, and …
How We Learn

How We Learn

Do you ever think about how you learned what you know today? By Dan Roy I recently reflected on how I used flash cards to learn my multiplication tables when I was young, and today I see children using calculators instead. I laugh because when I started my freshman year of engineering school, I learned …
Accelerant PLANT

PLANT™ Improvements Stay Cutting Edge

PLANT from Accelerant Solutions is transforming how the commercial nuclear power industry is engaging and training students.
International Business

What You Need to Know Before Conducting Business Internationally

Does your business operate internationally?  If you answered no, have you considered it?  A few years ago, Accelerant Solutions faced some ambiguity when America’s nuclear power plants partnered in a multiyear strategy, Delivering the Nuclear Promise© (DNP), to transform the industry and ensure its viability for consumers. Part of this initiative included cutting operating and …

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Collaborates with Accelerant Solutions for Developing Common Initial Chemistry Training for the Nuclear Industry

We are excited to be collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and their vision to centralize the common elements of initial training programs for front line workers in the nuclear industry. In May, the EPRI Board of Directors approved a project plan to start a journey in creating a Common Initial Chemistry Training Program. The EPRI Common Initial Chemistry Training Program will be designed to support the common elements of training that …

Accelerant Solutions Supports Nuclear Industry Clients Remotely

Accelerant Solutions has been remotely assisting its US and international clients with managing and implementing important projects to achieve operational excellence. Accelerant leverages facilitative leadership, technology, technical competence, innovation and project management expertise to deliver excellent results both on time and within budget. Accelerant is uniquely equipped to provide the breadth (in the range of …
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NuScale’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Training Program Piloting Accelerant Solutions Innovative Software

In December of 2019, Accelerant Solutions leadership (Projects Director Jason Smith and President/CEO Billy Mack) visited NuScale headquarters in Corvallis, Oregon and met with company leaders to discuss potential opportunities for collaborating on training initiatives.  During the site visit, company directors conducted a full tour of NuScale’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) simulator and formed relationships in the process, ultimately culminating in an agreement to pilot a NuScale lesson plan using Accelerant …