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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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Las Vegas Cogeneration To Expand Plant

LCG, July 2, 2002--An existing facility located five miles north of Las Vegas, Nev. is being expanded from an existing single plant of 50 megawatts to include an additional combined-cycle unit of 240 megawatts, according to owner Las Vegas Cogeneration LP, which is an unregulated subsidiary of Black Hills Corporation.

The installation of four 46-megawatt GE LM6000 combustion turbines, their heat recovery counterparts, and two 28-megawatt Dresser Rand steam turbines should be completed in time for a September, 2002 startup date. Allegheny Energy Supply Co. LLC, a subsidiary of Allegheny Energy Inc., will assume control of the new plant, having signed a 15-year contract for 222 megawatts of electric power capacity.

Las Vegas Cogeneration II, as the new plant is named, will feature carbon monoxide catalyst and NOx selective catalytic reduction (SCR) units, which are also to be installed on the existing plant.
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