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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California's Trans Bay Cable Gains Momentum

LCG, September 9, 2005--Babcock & Brown Power Operating Partners LLC announced yesterday that it received preliminary approval from the directors of the California Independent System Operator (ISO) for its proposed Trans Bay Cable, a $300 million electric transmission project designed to improve grid reliability and service to San Francisco.

The proposed high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable will extend 55 miles from Pittsburg to San Francisco via an underwater route in the San Francisco Bay and will be capable of delivering up to 400 MW into San Francisco. The project is scheduled to commence operations in 2009. Once completed, the operational control will be transferred to the California ISO.

Babcock & Brown Power Operating Partners LLC stated that approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is not necessary, as the other project participants, the City of Pittsburg and Pittsburg Power Co., are not regulated by the CPUC. Environmental approval is still required in order for construction to begin. On July 21, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave preliminary approval for the underlying rate principles.

Babcock & Brown Power Operating Partners LLC is a unit of Australia's second-largest investment bank, Babcock & Brown Ltd., which is based in Sydney.

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