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JEA Board Approves Transaction with FPL to Close 848-MW Coal Unit in Georgia

LCG, June 30, 2020--The JEA Board of Directors in a special meeting last Friday unanimously approved a transaction that will result in closing an 848-MW unit at Plant Scherer and entering into a 20-year purchase power agreement (PPA) with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).

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Analysis of Resource Adequacy in ERCOT - July - December 2020

LCG, June 30, 2020 - LCG Consulting just released its analysis of ERCOT for the second half of 2020, July through December.

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NRG Announces Plans for New Nuclear Reactors in Texas

LCG, June 22, 2006--NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) announced yesterday plans to develop approximately 10,500 MW of new electric generating capacity in the United States, including 2,700 MW of new nuclear capacity. The plan would be implemented over the next ten years and would require a total estimated investment of $16 billion.

The plan calls for the construction of two nuclear reactors at the existing South Texas Project (STP) nuclear facility. NRG filed a letter of intent with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on June 19 to add 2,700 MW of nuclear generating capacity. NRG's estimated construction cost for Units 3 and 4 is $5.2 billion, and operations for the two units are scheduled to commence in 2014 and 1015.

NRG's nuclear plans are based upon General Electric Company's Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) nuclear power plant technology, which has been licensed in the United States, Japan and Taiwan. NRG stated that it intends to work with GE and Hitachi,(which has been involved in developing and constructing four ABWR plants in operation in Japan) to construct the nuclear power plants.

NRG's overall development plan calls for nearly 8,000 MW of new baseload capacity and 2,500 MW of new, highly efficient intermediate and peaking capacity. The new baseload capacity includes three coal-fired plants in the Northeast that will employ an advanced, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) design. One of NRG's underlying strategies embedded in its plan is to add capacity adjacent to existing generating units to leverage existing infrastructure and generally minimize both incremental environmental impacts and costs.

NRG stated that the investments in new capacity will be underpinned by long term off-take contracts and hedges that support non-recourse project financing, together with third party equity partners and the Company's existing cash flows.

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