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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PG&E Announces Massive Solar Power Plan

LCG, March 14, 2009--Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced yesterday that it plans to purchase 1,310 MW of solar thermal power from BrightSource Energy, Inc. The new agreement includes seven projects and supersedes an earlier agreement for up to 900 MW of solar power made in April 2008.

BrightSource Energy uses a solar thermal design that employs thousands of mirrors that track the sun and reflect the light to a boiler raised on a tower. The concentrated energy creates superheated steam, which is piped to a traditional steam turbine - generator set.

The initial project is the Ivanpah Solar Power Complex, located approximately 50 miles northwest of Needles, California in the Mojave Desert. Construction on the 110-MW solar facility is scheduled to commence late this year, given timely receipt of regulatory approval, with commencement of operations in 2012.
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