EDF Energy has launched a competition aimed at finding new ways of inspecting and monitoring its UK nuclear power plants, offering successful projects up to £10,000 ($13,000) of funding. The competition opened yesterday and the deadline for applications is 28 September. Successful projects are to start in January next year. The French state-owned utility operates 14 advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs), which provide about 18% of the UK’s electricity. In a statement, EDF Energy said it had designed its R&D program to show how it will extend the operating periods of these reactors in a safe and cost-effective way. “Access to accurate data on the state of the different critical components is vital,” it said.
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An innovation competition aimed at finding new ways of inspecting and monitoring EDF Energy’s UK nuclear power stations and offshore wind farms has launched this week, offering successful projects up to £10,000 of funding. Launched by the French-owned energy firm yesterday, the competition is being run in partnership with UK government-backed Innovate UK and is aimed at finding solutions to two challenges faced by EDF’s nuclear and offshore wind fleets.
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