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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CP&L-Florida Progress Merger to Close Thursday

CP&L, Sets Closing Date for Florida Progress Takeover
LCG, Nov. 27, 2000--CP&L Energy Inc. said in a its acquisition of Florida Progress Corp. is scheduled to close on Thursday, pending receipt of regulatory approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Public Utility Holding Company Act.

The company said in its statement "Florida Progress shareholders will receive $54 in cash or CP&L Energy common stock, plus one Contingent Value Obligation related to cash flows from certain synthetic fuel plants, for each share of FPC stock. Florida Progress shareholders have the right to elect cash or CP&L Energy common stock having a value of $54, subject to proration if the elections exceed 65 percent in cash or 35 percent in stock."

Florida Progress shareholders have until 5:00 p.m. New York time tomorrow to make up their minds, the company said.

CP&L claims the combination will create one of the nation's 10 largest energy companies based on a generating capacity of more than 19,000 megawatts and 2.8 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida.

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