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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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Charles B. Clark Jr. has been named a senior vice president of Calpine Corp..He will continue to serve as corporate controller and chief accounting officer.

Gerald R. Forsythe has resigned from the board of directors of Black Hills Corp., the parent holding company for Black Hills Power Co., an electric utility serving western South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana. No replacement has been named.

Larry Geske, president and chief executive of Rocky Mountain natural gas and propane company Energy West Inc. will retire, effective immediastely, to focus on personal and community projects. He will be replace by Edward Bernica, chief operating officer of the firm.

Edward D. Gottlob has been named a vice president of the Houston Pipe Line Co. subsidiary of American Electric Power Co. Inc. He previously served as director of gas marketing and trading for HPL.

Dwayne L. Hart has been named senior vice president for strategic acquisitions anddivestitures by the AEP Energy Services unit of American Electric Power Co. Inc.He joined AEP Energy Services in June of last year as vice president for business development and strategy.

William P. Herdegen III has been named vice president for distribution operations by Kansas City Power & Light Co. and will be responsible for distribution engineering,construction, maintenance and operations at KCP&L Delivery. He joins the company from Laramore, Douglass and Popham, a consulting firm providing engineering services to the electric utility industry, where he was chief operating officer.

Vincent J. Lewis has resigned from the board of directors of natural gas distributor Atmos Energy Corp. No replacement has been named.

Steven J. Malcolm has been named president and chief operating officer of The Williams Cos., replacing Keith E. Bailey who will remain chairman and chief executive. Malcolm, who most recently president and chief executive of Williams Energy Services and a Williams executive vice president was also named to the Williams board.

Morgan O'Brien has been named president and chief executive of utility holding company DQE Inc., replacing David Marshall, who is retiring after 17 years with the company. O'Brien, who joined Duquesne Lioght Co. in 1991 and most recently was chief operating officer, will also join the DQE board.

George Rooney has been named senior vice president for marketing be the AEPEnergy Services unit of American Electric Power Co. Inc. He joined the company in 1997 as vice president for business development.

DEATHS

James T. Dolan Jr., former chairman, president and chief executive of New Jersey Resources Corp., died on September 14. He joined New Jersey Natural Gas Co. in 1962 as personnel director, became president and chief executive in 1978, and was instrumental in the formation of NJNG's holding company, New Jersey Resources Corp., becoming its first president and chief executive in 1982 and chairman in 1987. He is survived by his wife, Hilda, and his daughter, Marian.

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