ERCOT 2019 Summer Quarter Outlook

LCG, May 29, 2019-- LCG released a new summer (June – September 2019) report that looks at how the ERCOT grid copes with strained network conditions. Resource adequacy analysis for the region is especially important during extreme summer loading conditions. This summer the network is under particular scrutiny as the reserves have tightened because of recent retirements.

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South Field Energy Breaks Ground for 1,182-MW Power Plant

LCG, May 16, 2019--South Field Energy LLC announced yesterday its groundbreaking for an 1,182-MW, combined-cycle electric generating facility in Columbiana County, Ohio. The natural gas-fired facility is scheduled to commence operations in mid-2021 and represents a $1.3 billion investment.

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Industry News

NRC Sets Public Meetings on New Reactor Licenses

LCG, July 10, 2001The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said yesterday that it would hold a two-day open meeting later this month to provide information about possible license applications for new commercial nuclear power plants.

The "workshop" will be held at the agency's Rockville, Md. headquarters on July 25 and 26.

The purpose of the workshop is to inform the public of current and proposed activities by the NRCstaff to prepare for possible future license applications, discuss opportunities available for publicparticipation during these licensing activities, and obtain views from the public on identified licensing issues, the agency said in a statement.

The NRC said it would discuss certification of nuclear power plant designs; the combined licenseapplication process which authorizes construction of a nuclear plant and specifies inspections, tests andanalyses that a licensee must perform before it can operate; construction inspection; reactivation ofconstruction permits for unfinished nuclear power plants; pre-application reviews which encourageearly interaction between applicants and vendors and the NRC; agency rulemaking activities; and NRCactivities, organizational development and staffing.

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