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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Industry News

Missouri Plant Expands by 100 Megawatts

LCG, Apr. 25, 2003--Two peaking units were declared operational at the Empire Energy Center this week, bring an additional 100 megawatts online in southwest Missouri.

The plant manager, Joe Simmons said of the two gas-fired Pratt & Whitney FT8 units that they "are our most efficient simple-cycle units and will give us significant flexibility in our operating model." The Empire District Electric Company, an investor-owned utility with service territory in southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma, and northwest Arkansas, owns the plant.

The technology of the FT8 is based on that found in the similar JT8D turbine, which is used in aircraft. The overall cost of installation for Units 3 and 4, with ground-breaking having taken place July 31, 2002, was put at approximately $55 million.
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