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

Southern Unit Plans Increase in Europe Generation

LCG, Feb. 15, 2001Mirant Corp. said this morning at a company press conference in Berlin that it was seeking significant increases in generation capacity on the Continent by 2006.

"We plan to raise our European power generation capacity to 12,000 megawatts from currentlyaround 1,000 megawatts over the next five years," spokesman Markus Baluska said. "The expansion will be made through acquisitions and co-operation agreements with existing producers as well as through new plant projects."

Mirant has already placed orders for turbines for nine cogeneration plants with a combined capacity of about 3,500 megawatts. That equipment is scheduled to be delivered by early 2004.

Stefan Sprick-Schuette, chief of Mirant's German operations said the company was looking at Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

Mirant is the inexplicable new name chosen for the former Southern Energy. It is still a subsidiary of The Southern Co.

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