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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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Con Edison Breaks Ground for New Hampshire Plant

LCG, Sept. 15, 2000Consolidated Edison Inc. said yesterday that a subsidiary had held a groundbreaking ceremony in Newington, N.H., for a new 525 megawatt power plant that will go into service in 2002.

Newington Energy LLC, an ad hoc affiliate of Consolidated Edison Development Inc., will be a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility occupying 40,000 square feet, or a little less than one acre, Con Edison said. It will provide enough electricity for more than 700,000 New England homes.

"This new plant will provide power to thousands of homes in the region in an environmentallysound operation," said Stephen B. Bram, chairman of Con Edison Development. "The Newington plant will help satisfy growing energy needs, bolster the local tax base, and contribute to a competitive energy environment in New Hampshire."

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