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

Capacity Boosts Set for Comanche Peak, Harris Nukes

LCG, Oct. 19, 2001--The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved requests for generating capacity increases to three nuclear reactors at power plants owned by TXU Electric Co. and Carolina Power & Light Co.

TXU will increase the output of its 1,159 megawatt Comanche Peak Unit 1 by 1.4 percent and Unit 2 by 0.4 percent. Unit 2 has already been upgraded by 1 percent. The Comanche Peak plant is located about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

The NRC has also approved a request from Carolina Power & Light Co. to increase the capacity of its 900 megawatt Shearon Harris nuclear power plant near Raleigh, N.C., by about 4.5 percent, or 51 megawatts.

The NRC Website was still shut down this morning, as the agency continues to review whether any information it provides could be useful to terrorists.

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