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Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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ComEd Refuels Dresden Unit 2 in 18 Days

LCG, Oct. 4, 2000Commonwealth Edison Co. crowed yesterday that its Nuclear Generation Group had completed a "record 17-day refueling outage" at the company's Dresden Unit 3 nuclear power plant located on the outskirts of Morris, Ill.

The company was fudging the outage took 17 days, 23 hours and 55 minutes but what will Oliver D. Kingsley Jr. accomplish next? Not long ago, any outage at a ComEd nuclear plant was measured in years, not days.

The refueling outage at Dresden Unit 3 was a lot more than restoking the reactor with a few bundles of fuel rods. About 2,500 ComEd and contract workers swarmed over the plant, replacing 20 condenser bellows assemblies, modernizing the electro-hydraulic control system, upgrading moisture separator vanes and in general reconditioning plant systems and equipment so they were in better condition than when the unit was taken off-line on September 15.

Kingsley, who joined ComEd in 1997 as president of its new Nuclear Generation Group, said "I could not be more proud of the exceptional performance shown during this outage. Dresden has set the standard for outages and moved us one step closer to reaching our vision of being the most effective operator of nuclear power plants."

The refueling outage at Dresden Unit 3 was the first of five planned for this autumn at ComEd nuclear plants. We imagine Kingsley, a former U.S. Navy submarine commander, will have his engineers ready to answer bells.

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