The Never-Ending Cyber Security War

By Henry Walters The NEI website states; “Advanced cyber security measures keep intruders out with layers of security and constant monitoring of new threats. As technology and cyber threats evolve, so do our protections. Nuclear power plants stand among the most secure facilities in the country.”  This never-ending battle front has made Cyber Security one […]

Al Casas Joins BCP to Lead our Technology Integration Service Division

Announcement: Al Casas has joined the BCP Team as our Executive Technology Integrator SME.  Al brings over 42 years of business development, engineering and construction experience in the Nuclear Energy, Oil & Gas and Marine Technology Industries.  In his Executive Technology Integrator role, Al will be responsible for Business Development and expanding BCP’s Technology Integration […]

Embracing Technology – Lessons Learned From A Failed Technology Startup

By Gregory Lormand   In the early 2000’s, I, along with three partners set out to create a new technology platform in the space of performance and cost benchmarking.  Our company, ePerformance Group International (ePGI) and our flagship product, BenchmarkCommunities™ was a completely new concept on delivering real-time, online performance benchmarking information and analysis capabilities.  […]

Innovation at ANS’s Utility Working Conference

by Chris Staubus   ANS held its annual Utility Working Conference in Amelia Island, FL August 4th through 7th with the theme, Innovating for a Sustainable Nuclear Future.  There is no need to explain to professionals in our industry that the cycles of boom and bust have been evident throughout most of our careers.  The […]

Upcoming Events Fall 2019

UPCOMING BCP EVENTS   7th Annual Citizens of Georgia Power Sporting Clays Tournament – Graniteville, SC October 18. BCP will be sponsoring this event which serves to support the Turn Back The Block, Burn Foundation of America & Golden Harvest Food Bank charities.  Turn Back the Block works in the Harrisburg community, in Augusta, GA, […]

Recent and Upcoming BCP Events

Procedure Professional Association Annual Symposium – Kissimmee, FL June 17 – 21. Brent Matherne, Procedures and Project Management Lead, is representing BCP at this year’s conference.  The symposium has been the premier learning opportunity for procedure writers, reviewers, approvers and program managers.  The symposium that provides opportunities for sharing of information, operating experience, and lessons […]

Nuclear Generation – Change and Innovation are Coming

Competitive pressures are driving nuclear reactor operators to reduce operating costs and run much more efficiently than they have. Although capacity factor is at an all-time high, the fact remains that if nuclear reactors can’t reduce cost of operations, additional plant closures are highly likely. While government and policy changes can help, relying on those […]

“Why Nuclear?”

By Greg Lormand, BCP President The recent NEI Nuclear Energy Assembly (NEA) conference made me stop and think about my “Why?”  Why do I work in nuclear energy?  Why do I strongly support and believe that nuclear generation is part of our long-term energy solution? It is best that I give you some background from […]