Refueling and maintenance outages occur every other year and are scheduled when springtime water conditions in the Columbia River Basin are typically high, allowing the federal hydropower dams to produce ample supplies of power. Four U. nuclear facilities have closed during the past three years, and two more are slated to close within the next four years.
Some of these countries, such as the United Arab Emirates, are building their first reactors.
Columbia began delivering power to the region in 1984.
Since then it has provided billions of dollars worth of electricity while emitting virtually no greenhouse gases or carbon emissions commonly associated with natural gas, coal and other fossil fuel powered plants.
Employment: NGS employs more than 400 full-time employees, more than 90% of whom are Navajo.
Air quality and emissions: NGS complies with all federal air quality standards and emission limitations.