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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Nevada Utilities Contract for 50-MW Solar Plant

LCG, December 23, 2002--Power purchase agreements have been signed by two Nevada utilities, Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific Power, for output from a planned 50-megawatt solar plant to be built by Duke Solar, a Duke Energy affiliate.

Nevada Power has contracted for about two-thirds of the plant's generation, while the remaining third will go to Sierra Pacific Power. Duke has indicated that the facility, near Boulder City, will start operation in March 2005. The price at which at the power would be purchased was not revealed.

The purchases follow a half dozen contracts for 227 megawatts of wind and geothermal power, based on a state requirement next year that five percent of Nevada utilities' sales be from renewable sources. Next year's requirement will not be met by the utilities. By 2005 and 2006, however, the corporate parent of Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific Power, Sierra Pacific Resources, should meet and then surpass the requirement, which is due to increase to 15 percent by 2013.

The plant to be built will heat oil by using parabolic troughs lined with mirrors. The oil will then heat water for use in a steam turbine.
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