Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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Industry News

Davis-Besse Receives Approval for Restart

LCG, Mar. 8, 2004--The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant, situated beside Lake Erie near Toledo, Ohio, may be restarted by FirstEnergy Corp. following an extended shutdown during which the plant's reactor lid was replaced.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave notification of its approval of the restart today, following review of FirstEnergy's confirmation that it would agree to certain conditions for operation of and safety procedures at the facility. According to statements by regulatory officials at a meeting last month, progress had been made at Davis-Besse since an inspection in December reportedly turned up a number of items raising concern.

During the year-long shutdown, FirstEnergy, which was criticized for weaknesses in its management and safety culture, purchased replacement power at a cost of $600 million.
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