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

Group of Companies to Explore Nuclear Licensing

LCG, Mar. 31, 2004--A group of power generation companies plans to split the costs associated with the regulatory process for a nuclear power facility, an effort which could lead to the construction of a nuclear plant beginning by the end of the decade.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's licensing process has been changed to allow the agency to issue not only a construction permit but an operating license, based on a generic reactor design. The members of the consortium includes Exelon Corp., Entergy Nuclear, Constellation Energy Group Inc., Southern Co., EDF International North America Inc. (a unit of Electricite de France), as well as reactor builders General Electric Co. and Westinghouse Electric Co. The reactor vendors have already submitted designs for consideration by the NRC. Members of the group have said that they are ready to spend $7 million annually in the hopes that they can obtain a permit by 2010, although they have stressed that the effort will not definitely result in a decision to build a plant.

The agreement among the companies will allow any of those involved to proceed towards construction of a plant, whether independently or as part of a group.
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