Exelon Nuclear will use Locus Technologies’ EIM and ePortal software to improve its data gathering and management, monitoring and reporting at its nuclear sites, the cloud-based environmental compliance and information management software company says.
Exelon Nuclear is a business unit of Exelon Generation with about 34,700MW of owned capacity. In 2013 the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and CDP recognized Exelon for its sustainability performance and climate change performance and reporting. Exelon is the only US utility on CDP Global Indexes for Climate Performance and Disclosure.
Locus systems have been fully implemented to collect, manage, and organize environmental information at Exelon’s and its subsidiaries’ nuclear power stations.
Locus has been collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute and the US Department of Energy over the last several years to develop and implement advanced information management systems at nuclear power plant sites and weapon complexes.
Locus’ web-based software EIM is specifically designed to manage data from these types of operations and provides data security. The software will also help Exelon enforce an extensive set of QA/QC requirements on all uploaded data. The system helps reporting entities enforce data quality in accordance with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or other standards, such as NQA-1, and ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q 9001:2000, and to validate incoming analytical data.
Last month Locus expanded its environmental information management (EIM) software to automate the generation of self-monitoring report forms (SMRFs). Locus says EIM solves the problem of expensive, labor-intensive manual SMRF generation by completely automating the process.