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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Industry News


Bruce M. Baldwin, a 31-year veteran of Florida Power Corp., has been named vice president of the combustion turbine operations department for that utility and for Carolina Power & Light Co. Both utilities are operating subsidiaries of Progress Energy Inc.

R. Foster Duncan has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cinergy Corp., succeeding Charles Winger who will remain vice president for corporate development. Duncan, who most recently was executive vice president and chief financial officer of LG&E Energy Corp. in Louisville, Ky., will assume his new post on Monday.

George W. Sarney, chairman of Spirent plc of the United Kingdom, has been elected a director of Consolidated Edison Inc. and a member of the board of trustees of Consolidated Edison Co. of New York.

C. Philip Saunders has been named a senior vice president of Southern Company Services and chief information officer for The Southern Co. He most recently was chief commercial officer of Mirant Europe (formerly Southern Energy Europe) and was supply director South Western Electricity in England.

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