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

Germany's RWE Moves Further into Dutch Gas Market

LCG, Feb. 23, 2001RWE Group of Essen, the big German electric and gas utility, said this morning that its RWE Gas AG has "further consolidated" its position in the Dutch natural gas market with the acquisition of The Netherlands' fifth-largest gas company Obragas.

RWE Gas will acquire a 90 percent interest in Obragas for 329 million euros ($298 million U.S.), subject to approval by Obragas shareholders and Dutch regulators. The economic effect of the transaction will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2001, RWE said.

Last month, RWE acquired 90 percent of Intergas, a smaller Dutch gas company, and last year bought Nutsbedrijf Haarlemmermeer, an even smaller company. The three acquisitions give RWE a 7 percent share of the Dutch natural gas market, with about 365,000 customers.

Manfred Scholle, chief executive of RWE Gas, said the acquisition of Obragas "will strengthen the position of the RWE Group in the international gas business." The company is Germany's second-largest gas supplier and has interests in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Belgium may be next, according to a company spokesman.

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