NRC Issues Subsequent License Renewals for First Time to Nuclear Reactors in Florida

LCG, December 11, 2019--The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff recently approved Florida Power & Light's (FPL's) application for an additional 20 years of operation for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4. This is the first time the NRC has issued renewed licenses authorizing reactor operation from 60 to 80 years. The subsequent (or second) license renewals (SLRs) for Turkey Point Unit 3 and Unit 4 now expire on July 19, 2052 and April 10, 2053, respectively.

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New York Poised to Close Last Coal-fire Power Plant

LCG, December 4, 2019--The last operating coal-fired power plant in New York is moving toward closure shortly. Last month, Somerset Operating Company, a subsidiary of Riesling Power LLC, submitted a request to the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) to waive the state's required, 180-day notice to close the Somerset Station, allowing the facility to be retired on February 15, 2020. Closure is contingent on approvals by both NYSPSC and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which will evaluate if it will cause an adverse effect on grid reliability.

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Industry News

Point Beach Operations Taken Over by New Firm

LCG, Aug. 9, 2000--Wisconsin Electric Power Co. said on Tuesday it has transferred operating authority of its Point Beach Nuclear Plant to the new Nuclear Management Co. effective yesterday. Under the agreement, the utility will maintain ownership of the plant, located near Two Rivers, Wisc.

The 30-year-old Point Beach has an output of 1,022 megawatts, about 30 percent of Wisconsin Electrics total.

Nuclear Management was formed by a group of Midwestern utilities to take over operations of their nuclear power plants when it became apparent that ownership by a utility of one or even two reactors was both economically and operationally impractical.

"Having (Nuclear Management) oversee operations of Point Beach, as well as the other nuclear plants, makes good business sense," said Richard Grigg, president and chief operating officer of Wisconsin Electric. "Customers will benefit from the enhancements provided by (a) team focused solely on nuclear plant operations and applying best practices."

Nuclear Management has assumed, or will assume, operational authority for Kewaunee, located in Kewaunee, Wisc., and owned by Wisconsin Public Service Corp., Alliant Energy Inc. and Madison Gas & Electric Co.; Duane Arnold Energy Center, located in Palo, Iowa, and owned by Alliant Energy, Central Iowa Power Cooperative and Corn Belt Power Cooperative; Monticello, located in Monticello, Minn., and owned by Northern States Power Co.; and Prairie Island, located in Welch, Minn.,and also owned by Northern States.

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