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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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DP&L Plans to Retire Six Coal Units

LCG, May 16, 2013--Dayton Power & Light (DP&L), a subsidiary of AES Corp., announced earlier this week plans to retire six, coal-fired power generating units by June 2015. The retirements, totaling nearly 600 MW of electric generating capacity, are driven by existing and expected environmental regulations, including the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).

DP&L will retire five units with a combined capacity of approximately 390 MW at its 414-MW Hutchings facility in Miamisburg, Ohio, by June 2015. The aging units were commissioned between 1948 and 1953. Hutchings Unit 4, which has a damaged turbine, will be retired next month.

A sixth coal-fired unit, co-owned with Duke Energy Ohio, will also be retired by June 2015. DP&L's share is approximately 207 MW of Beckjord Unit 6. DP&L currently does not plan to replace the units to be retired.

Another AES subsidiary, Indianapolis Power & Light Co.(IPL), also recently announced plans to retire a total of approximately 600 MW of coal-fired units, including four at its Eagle Valley Generating Station and four at the Harding Street Generating Station, where switching from coal to natural gas is under consideration. The retirements are again driven by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) new MATS regulations.

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