EDF Energy operates 14 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor and one pressurized water reactor, totalling 9548 MWe in generating capacity.
What does GCR stand for?
GCR stands for Gas-Cooled Reactor
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- Geological Characterization Report
- Geological Conservation Review (UK)
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The types of reactors that produce this heat level are liquid metal-cooled reactors (which use negligible water to operate) and high temperature gas-cooled reactors.
EDF Energy - advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) came on stream in 1983 and due for decommissioning by 2014 at the latest.
December 2006: BBC's File on Four programme reports that the graphite cores in our advanced gas-cooled reactors are crumbling.
There have been attempts to operate other classes of reactors in the United States, including a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR), but most were prototypes and were not commercial successes.
Genden shut down a 166,000-kilowatt gas-cooled reactor in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture in 1998, while Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute plans to shut down the 165,000-kilowatt advanced thermal reactor Fugen in the city of Fukui in March 2003.
Schultz was section leader in GA's High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR) Core Design Department, responsible for the reactor physics design of the 2000 and 4000 MW(t) HTGR.
Hinkley Point B was one of the first Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors (AGR) to be operational when it began generating power in 1976.