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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Wisconsin Utility Plans Peaking Unit

LCG, Jan. 20, 2002--A 52-megawatt Pratt & Whitney FT8® Twinpac™ peaking generator will be purchased and installed in Kaukauna, Wisconsin in spring 2004, according to Wisconsin Public Power Inc. (WPPI), a utility owned by 37 municipalities.

The president and CEO of WPPI, Roy Thilly, said, "This project will provide a low-cost, reliable and environmentally sound electric generating source needed to meet load growth in our member communities." The FT8 turbine is a variant of the JT8D aircraft engine.

The installation will also allow three older diesel units, which provide about 7 megawatts, to be retired. "We are pleased to be working with WPPI and look forward to providing them with exceptional customer service," Ellen Smith, president of Pratt & Whitney Power Systems, stated.
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