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

Cinergy to Build Replacements for BP Power Plants

LCG, Feb. 13, 2001Cinergy Corp. said yesterday its Cinergy Solutions unit would build and operate 800 megawatts of new generation at two Texas facilities belonging to BP Amoco Plc. The new units will replace aging power plants and will cut emissions significantly, the company said.

Cinergy said new natural gas-fueled cogeneration units would be installed at BP's Texas City and Chocolate Bayou refinery and chemical plants, providing more than 3.5 million pounds of process steam per hour to the petroleum giant's operations.

"Our record is to offer the most efficiently produced, reliable energy we can at the lowest possiblecost," Steve Harkness, Cinergy Solutions' president and chief operating officer said in a news release. "We know that it's possible to achieve efficiency while making environmental excellence and safety priorities."

The Chocolate Bayou project is expected to be completed in 2002 and that of Texas City in 2004.

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