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TVA Board Votes to Retire Over 2,000 MW of Coal-fired Generation

LCG, February 14, 2019--The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board voted today to retire both the Paradise Unit 3 and Bull Run coal-fired power plants within the next few years. The closures will reduce the TVA fleet electric generating capacity by 2,031 MW.

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MHPS to Supply Three J Class Turbines for Power Project in Virginia

LCG, February 8, 2019--Balico, LLC and Gemma Power Systems selected Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPS) and its J Class turbines for the 1,600-MW Chickahominy Power Station project in Virginia. The combined cycle power plant will deliver power into the PJM regional transmission grid and is scheduled for completion in 2022.

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DTE Energy Receives License from NRC for New Reactor at Fermi Plant

LCG, June 12, 2015-The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently approved the license to construct and operate Fermi Unit 3 at DTE Energy's existing nuclear plant near Newport, Michigan, where the 1,170-MW Fermi Unit 2 has been operating since 1988.

Fermi Unit 3 is the fifth new reactor to complete the NRC's combined license (COL) process. DTE Energy has not committed to building the new reactor and is keeping the option open for long-term planning purposes.

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy is the reactor vendor for Fermi Unit 3, and the reactor type is an Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor (ESBWR). The NRC certified the ESBWR design in October 2014. The ESBWR is a single-cycle, boiling-water reactor (BWR). The containment vessel is a cylindrical steel-lined reinforced concrete structure integrated with the reactor building. Based on the reference design, the plant operates at a net estimated electrical power output of approximately 1,535 MW.

DTE Energy submitted its COL application to the NRC in September, 2008.
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