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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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Rafael Abati has been appointed general manager of Sempra Energy Europe Espaa, the new Madrid office of Sempra Energy Inc.'s trading subsidiary. Previously, he was with Madrid-based SKS Energy Trading, which he co-founded in 1998.

Douglas T. Hickey has been appointed a director of Plug Power Inc., a maker of fuel cells. He is chief executive and a director of Critical Path Inc., a provider of business-to-business Internet messaging services for the wireless, Internet-centric, telecommunication and corporate markets.

V. J. Horgan has returned to Dallas as president of TXU Energy Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TXU Corp. She most recently was president of Aquila Merchant EnergyPartners in Kansas City.

Richard WoolworthNorthwest Natural Gas Co. He is chairman and chief executive of The Regence Group, a Western affiliation of health plans in Oregon,Washington, Idaho and Utah.

Changes at Energy East Corp.
Energy East Corp., the former New York State Electric & Gas Co., has announced changes in its management and board resulting from its mergers with CMP Group and CTG Resources.

  • David T. Flanagan, president and chief executive of CMP Group, has been named president and a director of Energy East.

  • David M. Jagger, president and treasurer of Jagger Brothers Inc. and a former CMP director, has joined the Energy East board.

  • Peter J. Moynihan, a former senior vice president and chief investment officer of Unum Corp. and previously a director of CMP, has become an Energy East director.

  • Michael W. Tomasso, vice president of Tomasso Brothers Inc. and a former CTG Resources director, is now a director of Energy East.

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