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 R. Albertson, president and chief executive officer of Zip drive maker Iomega Corp., has been named to the board of directors of MDU Resources Group Inc.

Judy M. Anderson has been named a senior vice president of Georgia Power Co. and president of the Georgia Power Foundation Inc. She was also elected president of the SouthernCompany Charitable Foundation Inc. Anderson most recently was Georgia Power's vice president and corporate secretary.

Gary Ely, president and chief executive of Avista Corp., has been elected to the additional post of chairman, succeeding Larry Stanley, who is retiring. Ely is a 34-year veteran of the company and its predecessor, Washington Water Power Co.

Peter Kelley, president and chief operating officer of Southern Union Co., has resigned for health reasons and been replaced by Thomas Karam, who currently heads PG Energy, Southern Union's Pennsylvania division.

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