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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of uprate.
  • n. Plural form of uprate.


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  • The NRC, which sets limits on maximum power levels, has been granting power "uprates" of as much as 15 percent at many plants, including Limerick, Peach Bottom, Salem and Hope Creek.

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  • Additionaly, there are more uprates planned in addition to the new construction just startng.

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  • Since the start of 2000, the NRC has approved 82 of these so-called uprates.


  • Our uprates program continues to provide us with a low risk, low-cost growth vehicle.

  • But we are moving forward with our other uprates and plan to bring another 185 megawatts online between now and the end of 2013.

  • Our performance was also recognized externally in 2010, with our uprates by Moody's and S&P bringing us to full investment-grade status.

  • Still, the committee has endorsed uprates, based on assurances that any increased risk falls within federal safety standards and is countered by additional safety measures such as plant modifications and more frequent inspections. - News

  • But critics of uprates point out that such analyses may fail to account for unforeseen accident scenarios. - News

  • These projects also include uprates to Exelon's nuclear fleet and the acquisition of John Deere Renewables now Exelon Wind in 2010, which added 735 MWs to the company's portfolio of clean, renewable energy.

  • Also in 2011, Exelon acquired a natural gas-fired plant in Texas and a solar plant in California, added 138 megawatts of nuclear capacity through "uprates" to existing plants and hashed out the details of a major merger with Constellation Energy.

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