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Awards and Recognition

Entergy Nuclear Celebrates Excellence

Entergy Nuclear is pleased to share the innovations, improvements and technology advancements that are happening in our fleet and have been recognized by the industry. We are most proud of the efforts of our employees who are advancing performance and our industry overall through their award-winning work.

At right: Members of the Arkansas Nuclear One team receiving Nuclear Project of the Year.

   

2013

POWER Magazine - Top Nuclear Plants
POWER Magazine named Entergy's Waterford 3 Nuclear Station to the publication's list of top nuclear plants worldwide.

Nuclear Energy Institute - Top Industry Practice Awards
Entergy Nuclear received two of 10 Top Industry Practice process awards presented at the annual Nuclear Energy Assembly held in Washington, D.C., and hosted by the Nuclear Energy Institute. TIP awards rank among the nuclear energy industry's most prestigious recognitions. Winning TIPs this year were both Entergy Nuclear headquarters and Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.

Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce 
The Vicksburg, Miss. Chamber of Commerce named Entergy's Grand Gulf Nuclear Station as the Large Business of the Year.

2012

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station - Insulated Screwbit

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Arkansas Nuclear One - Angel Wings

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Equipment Reliability
Insulated Screwbit
A first-in-industry innovation that eliminates half-SCRAMs in electrical boxes at nuclear power plants.

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Plant Support
Angel Wings
A portable structure that replaces costly scaffolding for welding and other jobs.

Mississippi Association of Partners in Education
The Mississippi Association of Partners in Education twice recognized Entergy as a top Mississippi school-community partner.

Entergy was the recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Award of Distinction along with the Laura Bush Foundation, Jackson State University, Home Depot and others that serve as models for community partnerships focused on academics and community development. Entergy also accepted a second award for work done with the Claiborne County School District on innovative educational and community initiatives.

2011

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Indian Point – Equipment Hatch Closure Plug

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Arkansas Nuclear One – Tungsten Shielding and Vest

North American Young Generation in Nuclear Excellence
Entergy Echelon Chapter has been awarded the NA-YGN Best Chapter in Southeast Region Award. 

North American Young Generation in Nuclear Excellence
Three Entergy Nuclear engineers received the North American Young Generation in Nuclear Excellence Award for 2011 during the organization’s annual meeting.

American Nuclear Society
John MCGaha - Retired Entergy Nuclear executive

North American Young Generation in Nuclear Excellence
Entergy Wins National Awards from North American-Young Generation in Nuclear
Engineers and Entergy Chapter Recognized

American Nuclear Society
Utility Leadership Award

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Materials and Services: Tungsten Shielding and Vest

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Operate Plant:
Equipment Hatch Closure Plug and SOER 09-01: Springing into Compliance Saving Exposure, Time and Money

2010

Power Engineering
Arkansas Nuclear One Nuclear, Project of the Year, Tungsten Shielding

Power Engineering
Palisades Nuclear Power Station, Nuclear Project of the Year Finalist, Gimbaled Head

Nuclear Energy Institute 
Palisades Nuclear Power Station, Top Industry Practice, BEST OF THE BEST, Gimbaled Head

Nuclear Energy Institute
Palisades Nuclear Power Station, Top Industry Practice, Gimbaled Head Maintenance Category

American Nuclear Society
Arkansas Nuclear One, Meritorious Performance, In Operations Award, Tungsten Shielding

American Nuclear Society
Mike Kansler, Former President, CEO and Chief Nuclear Officer, Utility Leadership Award

Platts Global Energy Awards
Finalist in three categories: Arkansas Nuclear One: Tungsten Shielding, Palisades Nuclear Power Station: Gimbaled Head, Waterrford 3 Station: SmartSignal project

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Maintenance category

Palisades - Gimbaled Head Improves Inspection of Vessel Head

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
B. Ralph Sylvia Best of the Best Award

Palisades - Gimbaled Head Improves Inspection of Vessel Head

American Nuclear Society
Meritorious Performance in Operations Award

ANO radiation protection team for New Generation Tungsten Shielding

American Nuclear Society
Utility Leadership Award

Power Engineering
Nuclear Project of the Year: FINALIST

Palisades – Gimbaled Head Improves Inspection of Vessel Head

Power Engineering
Nuclear Project of the Year: WINNER

ANO - New Generation Tungsten Shielding

PLATTS Global Energy Awards
Entergy Nuclear was named a FINALIST in three categories and was a major contributor to Entergy MS as a FINALIST

Palisades for the gimbaled head, ANO for tungsten shielding, Waterford 3 for implementation of SmartSignal technology

SmartSignal 
SmartSignal recognition to clients winning awards Waterford 3 for implementation of SmartSignal technology

2009

Power Engineering
River Bend Nuclear Station, Nuclear Project of the Year Finalist, Wireless Project for Water Intake

Power Engineering
Waterford 3 Station, Nuclear Project of the Year, SmartSignal project

Nuclear Energy Institute
Entergy Nuclear Corporate, Top Industry Practice Innovations Group, Support Services Category

Nuclear Energy Institute
Vermont Yankee and AREVA, Top Industry Practice Steam Dryer Inspection, Maintenance Category

American Nuclear Society
Donna Jacobs, Senior Vice President  Planning, Development and Oversight, Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement Award

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards 
Management Processes and Support Services Process Award for their formation of the Innovations Group               

Gartner Summit Events
Gartner Business Process Management Excellence Awards

Entergy was a two-time finalist for BEST BPM Journey and BEST BPM Bottom Line.

Recognition of world-class BPM programs and projects that deliver results.       

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Maintenance Process Award for developing innovative tooling for the inspection of a boiling water reactor steam dryer      

American Nuclear Society
Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement Award          

Power Engineering
Nuclear Project of the Year: FINALIST    

River Bend Wireless Saves $4 Million

Power Engineering
Nuclear Project of the Year: FINALIST    

SmartSignal at Waterford 3

2008

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Enhancing fuel reliability in boiling water reactors
Entergy Global Nuclear Fuel

2007

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Best of the Best: ECI Process - Corporate

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards 
ECI Process - Corporate

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards 
Submersible vehicle for Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) and Jet Pump Welds inspection - FitzPatrick

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards 
Leveraging Wireless Networking Enhances Operations - ANO

Nuclear Energy Institute
NEI recognized Don Hintz with the William S. Lee Award for industry leadership  Don Hintz

American Nuclear Society
Don Hintz serves as the 53rd president of the American Nuclear Society

2006       

Women in Nuclear Global 
In recognition of her body of work for the industry, her leadership as a woman professional and her dedication to the nuclear energy profession, Donna Jacobs was honored by Women In Nuclear as 2006 GLOBAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR, the first American recipient of this award. Donna Jacobs is the first woman nuclear plant manager in the United States. She earned the promotion to this position at Wolf Creek Generating Station, Burlington, Kan., in 2001. Donna Jacobs, coming up through the ranks, became the first woman Vice President of Operations at a U.S. nuclear power plant. Jacobs came to Entergy in 2005 and is the Entergy Nuclear Waterford 3 Site Vice President.

2005       

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Best of the Best: Advanced technique for fuel sampling and analysis - River Bend

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards 
Advanced technique for fuel sampling and analysis - River Bend

2004 
 

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Reactor vessel head low frequency eddy current technology developed - ANO

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Loss Prevention Process Award for creation of an electronic database to handle the engineering and environmental work for submittal of license renewal applications - Corporate

American Nuclear Society
ANS Future Vision Award        

Platts Global Energy Awards
Platts Global Energy Lifetime Achievement Award for his long and varied career of service, his creativity and insight, and his contributions to the development and future of the energy industry.

2003 

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Mechanical nozzle seal assembly - ANO, Waterford 3 and Corporate 

Nuclear Energy Institute
Nuclear Energy Institute Re-Elects Entergy’s Don Hintz Chairman of its board of directors

2002      NONE   

2001

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Inspections to measuring the integrity of a reactor building’s liner plate - ANO

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Elimination of the Post Accident Sampling System - ANO

2000 - None

1999      

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Best of the Best: Risk-informed in-service inspection program for piping welds - ANO

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Risk-informed in-service inspection program for piping welds - ANO

1998

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Best of the Best: Advanced resin cleaning system (ARCS) - Grand Gulf

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Industry Practice Awards
Advanced resin cleaning system (ARCS) - Grand Gulf

1995       

American Nuclear Society
ANS’s Utility Leadership Award