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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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Tucker Hart Adams, president and chief executive of Denver-based consulting firm the Adams Group, has been elected a director of Avista Labs, a subsidiary of Avista Corp. engaged in fuel cell development. She is also president of American Russian Collaborative Enterprises.

Robert F. Goff has been elected a director of Avista Labs, a subsidiary of Avista Corp. engaged in fuel cell development. He is president of R4 Energy Inc., a fuel cell industry consulting and management services company, which was formed with other members of the U.S. Fuel Cell Council.

Dennis W. Johnson has been named to the board of directors of MDU Resources Group Inc., the parent company for Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. He is chairman and chief executive of TMI Systems Design Corp., TMI Transport Corp. and TMI Storage Systems Corp. all of Dickinson, N.D.

Paul Krohn has been named by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as senior resident inspector at the Point Beach nuclear power plant in Two Rivers, Wisc. He most recently worked as a resident inspector at the LaSalle nuclear plant in Marseilles, Ill., and prior to that as a resident inspector at the Prairie Island nuclear facility in Welch, Minn.

James Moore has joined Central Vermont Public Service Co. subsidiary Catamount Energy Corp. as president and has also been named senior vice president of the parent company. He previously was president and chief executive officer of American National Power Co.

Martin White has been elected chairman of MDU Resources Group Inc., replacing John Schuchart, who is retiring. White will continue as president and chief executive of the Bismarck, N.D.-based parent of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.

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