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South Field Energy Breaks Ground for 1,182-MW Power Plant

LCG, May 16, 2019--South Field Energy LLC announced yesterday its groundbreaking for an 1,182-MW, combined-cycle electric generating facility in Columbiana County, Ohio. The natural gas-fired facility is scheduled to commence operations in mid-2021 and represents a $1.3 billion investment.

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Exelon to Shut Down Three Mile Island by September 30, 2019

LCG, May 10, 2019--Exelon Generation announced Wednesday that Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1 (TMI) will shut down by September 30, 2019. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had approved back in 2009 a 20-year extension for the nuclear energy facility through 2034.

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Bruce Power Nuclear Units Near Restart This Month

LCG, Apr. 4, 2003--Regulators stated today that Bruce Power's nuclear generating units 3 and 4 at the Bruce A plant in Ontario may start operations this month after having been taken offline in 1998.

"Today's decision gives additional impetus to our program to rtestart the first Bruce A reactor before the end of April so it can provide electricity to the Ontario grid well in advance of the summer peak," said Duncan Hawthorne, president and chief executive of Bruce Power, in a statement. Regulators allowed the Ontario-based plant to begin refueling the units beginning in January, in time for an April start-up.

The ability of Bruce Power to maintain and prepare the units was briefly threatened in the fall of 2002 due to liquidity problems within British Energy, then a major shareholder. Now, Bruce Power is part of a joint venture between Cameco Corp., a miner of uranium, TransCanada Pipelines, and a trust that is part of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System. Starting the units is seen by the Independent Electricity Market Operator as a positive development for reliability, and should mean that it will not have to purchase expensive imports during the summer as it did last year.
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