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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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CPUC Approves PG&E's Solar Power Contracts

LCG, August 21, 2009--The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday approved two, 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) between Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and BrightSource Energy for power generated at two solar-thermal stations planned in California.

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. The 110-MW solar facility is scheduled to commence operations by July 2012.

A second, 200-MW solar-thermal station is scheduled to begin operations by July 2013.

California passed a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program that requires utilities like PG&E to increase their electric supply procurement of eligible renewable generating resources by one percent of load per year, with a 20 percent renewables target by the end of 2010 and a 33 percent target by the end of 2020.
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