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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Vestas Announces First North American Order for V112-3.0 MW Wind Turbines

LCG, October 7, 2011--Vestas received its first North American order from Green Mountain Power for the V112-3.0 MW wind turbine. Green Mountain Power ordered 21 turbines for the Kingdom Community Wind project in Vermont. The project is expected to be operational by the end of 2012.

The contract includes delivery, commissioning, and a 15-year service and maintenance agreement. The service agreement includes all planned and unplanned maintenance services along with continuous remote monitoring and surveillance of the project.

The V112-3.0 MW includes a new blade profile, nacelle design and cooling-system. The order is the first manufacturing project for Vestas' blade factory in Colorado that will produce the 55-meter blades for the V112-3.0 MW. Blade production is expected to commence by year-end.

President of Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc. stated, "The V112-3.0 MW turbine features our latest technologies and is designed for wind speeds such as those found in this particular area. Because of its large swept area, the turbine delivers high productivity. It?s designed for improved rotor efficiency, reliability and serviceability. We look forward to working with our new customer, Green Mountain Power, to install the first Vestas turbines in Vermont."
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