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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Industry News

GE Increases Investments in Texas Wind Projects

LCG, November 2, 2007--GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of General Electric Company, announced yesterday its investment in a wind farm located in west Texas with Invenergy Wind LLC. Construction began this summer, and the project is scheduled to commence operations in April 2008.

The project, the Stanton Wind Energy LLC project, has a design capacity of 120-MW and will include 80 GE 1.5-Mw wind turbines. The project will interconnect with the Midland East to Big Springs West 138 kV line. Electricity generated by the project will be sold into the ERCOT market.

According to GE Energy Financial Services, the company holds equity in 51 wind farms around the world, with an electric generating capacity of over 2.5 GW. GE plans to double its more than $2 billion of renewable energy investments by 2010.
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