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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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Texas ALJ Recommends Rejecting SWEPCO's Proposed Coal-fired Power Plant

LCG, January 23, 2008--An administrative law judge (ALJ) earlier this week concurred with Texas Industrial Energy Consumers and with the staff of the Texas Public Utility Commission and recommended to the Commission to deny the application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to build the John W. Turk Jr. Power Plant proposed by Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO). The judge stated that "SWEPCO failed to prove that there is a need for the plant." The Commission is scheduled to consider the recommendation on February 22.

SWEPCO proposed to construct a 600-MW, coal-fired plant in Hempstead County, Arkansas to serve retail and wholesale customers in Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. The estimated cost of the facility is $1.3 billion. The proposed facility will use ultra-supercritical technology and will burn sub-bituminous, Powder River Basin coal from Wyoming. The project is planned to commence operations in 2011.

The ALJ stated that because SWEPCO's serving wholesale customers is entirely voluntary, the wholesale customers' load should be excluded when determining SWEPCO's projected demand.

In a 2-1 decision last November, the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need (CECPN) to construct the plant.
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