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U.S. Department of Energy Announces First Awards under Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

LCG, October 16, 2020--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced it has selected two U.S.-based teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP).

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PSEG Files Application to Extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for New Jersey's Carbon-Free Nuclear Power Facilities

LCG, October 2, 2020--PSEG yesterday filed applications to extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants in Salem County in order to preserve New Jersey's largest carbon-free source of electricity and to help New Jersey achieve its clean energy goal of 100 percent carbon-free energy supply by 2050.

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UK Grid Narrowly Avoids Brownout

LCG, Dec. 10, 2002--Late Tuesday evening, the U.K.'s National Grid Transco PLC broadcast an order to local line operators to reduce the amount of power they were able to distribute, marking the first time in years that such a warning has become necessary.

An industry source reached by the Wall Street Journal said that 300 megawatts of capacity was available for a brief time to keep the grid operating. According to the source, the peak demand experienced was 200 megawatts greater than forecasts. Almost every plant available to meet the load, which peaked at 54.4 gigawatts, was connected to the grid.

Following National Grid's "demand control imminent" warning by 40 minutes, another announcement signalled that demand might have to be reduced. The peak demand experienced during this week has set records, due to below-average temperatures and high winds. Discussion has arisen in recent weeks over the possibility that low power prices have prompted so many U.K. plants to be mothballed that reserves are lower than it might first appear.
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