NRC Issues Early Site Permit to Tennessee Valley Authority for SMRs at Clinch River Site

LCG, December 27, 2019--The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced on December 17 that the Commission has authorized the issuance of an Early Site Permit (ESP) for Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA's) Clinch River site near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The ESP closes several site-related issues, including many environmental impacts, for small modular reactors (SMRs) at the site. The ESP is the first issued by the NRC for SMRs and will be valid for up to 20 years from date of issuance.

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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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Industry News

DTE, Entergy to Build 320 Megawatt Illinois Plant

LCG, May 31, 2001Subsidiaries of DTE Energy Inc. and Entergy Corp. said yesterday they would build a jointly-owned 320 megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant in the village of Crete, Ill., about 30 miles south of Chicago.

DTE Energy Services and Entergy Wholesale Operations said the plant could be built in about a year's time and have scheduled commercial operation for June 2002.

"The electric output from this facility will be available in time to supply additional electricity to theregion during high-demand periods next summer," said Barry G. Markowitz, president of DTE EnergyServices. "In addition to the power, the Crete plant will help fuel economic growth in the area as thefirst tenant in the Crete Industrial Park."

Natural gas delivery for the project will be provided through the recently completed Vector Interstate Pipeline. The Vector pipeline is partially owned by MCN Energy Inc., which will become part of DTE Energy as a result of a merger between the companies, expected to close May 31.

The new facility will be operated by Entergy Operating Systems Inc.

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