U.S. Department of Energy Announces First Awards under Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

LCG, October 16, 2020--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced it has selected two U.S.-based teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP).

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PSEG Files Application to Extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for New Jersey's Carbon-Free Nuclear Power Facilities

LCG, October 2, 2020--PSEG yesterday filed applications to extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants in Salem County in order to preserve New Jersey's largest carbon-free source of electricity and to help New Jersey achieve its clean energy goal of 100 percent carbon-free energy supply by 2050.

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NRG Takes 50 Percent Interest In Conoco Power Project

LCG, Nov. 27, 2000--Conoco Global Power, a power plant developer subsidiary of oil company Conoco Inc., said this morning that NRG Energy Inc. would take a 50 percent interest in a Texas cogeneration plant under development.

NRG will buy into Conoco's 420 megawatt natural gas-fueled SRW Cogeneration project now under construction at the Sabine River Works pertrochemical facility owned by DuPont Co. near Orange, Texas.

Alan Williams, a vice president of NRG South Central Generating, said "The Sabine River Works project offers us an opportunity to diversify into gas-fired generation, the most efficient power generation available."

Electricity and all the steam generated by the power plant will be sold to the DuPont SabineRiver Works plant. Electricity also will be sold to PG&E Energy Trading - Power, a subsidiaryof PG&E National Energy Group. Additional electricity will be sold on the regional wholesale market.

Bechtel Energy Corp. is about halfway through building the cogenerator, according to Conoco, and the facility should begin commercial operation next summer.

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