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NRC Issues Subsequent License Renewals for First Time to Nuclear Reactors in Florida

LCG, December 11, 2019--The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff recently approved Florida Power & Light's (FPL's) application for an additional 20 years of operation for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4. This is the first time the NRC has issued renewed licenses authorizing reactor operation from 60 to 80 years. The subsequent (or second) license renewals (SLRs) for Turkey Point Unit 3 and Unit 4 now expire on July 19, 2052 and April 10, 2053, respectively.

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New York Poised to Close Last Coal-fire Power Plant

LCG, December 4, 2019--The last operating coal-fired power plant in New York is moving toward closure shortly. Last month, Somerset Operating Company, a subsidiary of Riesling Power LLC, submitted a request to the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) to waive the state's required, 180-day notice to close the Somerset Station, allowing the facility to be retired on February 15, 2020. Closure is contingent on approvals by both NYSPSC and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which will evaluate if it will cause an adverse effect on grid reliability.

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UPC Wind Files Application for Cascade Wind Project

LCG, April 13, 2007--UPC Wind yesterday announced that it has filed its site certification application with the Oregon Energy and Facility Siting Council (EFSC) to build the proposed Cascade Wind Project. UPC Wind expects the project to achieve commercial operations in 2008.

The Cascade Wind Project is located near The Dalles in Wasco County, Oregon. The project includes 40 GE wind turbines with a total design capacity of 60 MW.

The EFSC Site Certification is binding for state and local agencies whose permits are evaluated during the review process. UPC Wind anticipates receiving the EFSC Site Certification early next year.
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