License Renewal and BCP:

The Atomic Energy Act authorizes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to issue licenses for commercial power reactors to operate for up to 40 years and also allows these licenses to be renewed for up to another 20 years. The nuclear power plant owner’s decision to seek license renewal typically is based on the plant’s economic […]

BCP’s Plant Services Moves to New Offices

BCP’s Plant Services Division has been actively serving our clients since 1990 from our office and shop area in Dunedin, Florida. In July of 2007, our landlord’s business was expanding so much that they needed our space and we began our search for new accommodations in the area. Our Fall outage work was fairly large, […]

Olympic Stadium Designed by Dassault Systemes Software

Source: New York Times: Olympic Stadium With a design to Remember Many had the chance to experience the opening ceremony of the Olympics and be impressed by the unique design of the Beijing stadium. What you may not know is that the stadium was designed using the software of BCP’s partner, Dassault Systèmes (DS). DS […]

Renewable Energy – Research and Development Possibilities

Investment in alternative fuels and the continued development of renewable generation sources is ever increasing. In 2004, reported by a Worldwatch Institute report, the global investment in renewable energy hit a record $30 billion, accounting for 20-25 percent of all investment in the power industry. With political and global warming concerns that investment will continue […]

BCP Improves Your Planning

Some may have heard BCP has turned to technology to solve one of our customers’ greatest project problems – risk. The single greatest issue that faces project managers is the lack of proper planning and missing some issues that could have been pro-actively addressed using our techniques. When planning major equipment modifications and replacements, there […]

March 2008

R&E Engineering Background & Substantiation How many of you have had challenges addressing the IRS’ need for technical, engineering discussions regarding research activities? If you answered “Me!” you’re not alone. Recent times have demonstrated that some IRS exam teams are basing their positions on what appear to be unreasonable and often times incorrect engineering assertions. […]

February 2008

New Nuclear Plants Technology Investment Series – Chapter 2 Click here for: Chapter 1 Explosive Growth Potential in Nuclear New Nuclear Plants are being proposed and applied for by a number of Electric Utilities (over 17 total today) both with and without nuclear experience. Through January 24, 2008, twenty-one new unit applications have been applied […]

January 2008

New Nuclear Plants Technology Investment Series – Chapter 1 We hope you and your families had a wonderful holiday season over the past few weeks and are off to a great start to 2008! In late 2007 we initiated this monthly newsletter release and are planning on continuing in 2008. We are always interested in […]

December 2007

Proposed Technical Tax Corrections Limit Qualified Energy Research Credits In the Tax Technical Corrections Act of 2007, technical corrections are being proposed with respect to a number of Acts and Legislation going back to 1998 and includes the Energy Policy Act of 2006. The bill is being introduced as H.R. 4195 in the House of […]

November 2007

Section 41 and 174 Research and Development Ease the Burden of Documentation by Implementing and Standardizing a Front-end Data Collection Process In our October newsletter, we discussed the potential benefits of using the Simplified Alternative Credit calculation. Whether your organization moves in that direction or remains on the base year calculation method, improving the process […]