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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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Perryville Plant Operating in Louisiana

LCG, July 3, 2002--A new, 568-megawatt combined-cycle unit owned by Cleco Corp. started operations Monday, according to the Pineville, Louisiana-based company.

The Perryville plant is located about 12 miles north of Monroe, in northeast Louisiana. The plant's 157-megawatt peaking unit, operating independently of the combined-cycle unit, has been connected to the grid since July 2001.

Cleco said that another power plant under construction, the 1,160-megawatt Acadia plant, should be operational by the end of the month. The 50-50 joint venture with Calpine, south of Eunice, Louisiana, utilizes combustion turbines.
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