FERC Accepts Application for 2,200-MW Navajo Energy Storage Station

LCG, January 24, 2020--Daybreak Power Inc. recently announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accepted the company's application for a preliminary permit for its proposed 2,200-MW Navajo Energy Storage Station (NESS). Achieving this milestone is an important, early step towards approving the project, which is estimated to cost $3.6 billion. The pumped storage hydro system would be located at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) Lake Powell Reservoir on the Colorado River in Arizona.

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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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Ann Cohn has been named Vice President of the Americas region and Associate General Counsel for Edison Mission Energy. She is currently an Associate General Counsel at Southern California Edison, where she has been since 1980.

Michael Peevey will take a position on the California Public Utility Commission, replacing Richard Bilas, who has been on the Commission since 1997. Peevey has held posts at Edison International in addition to being president of energy service company NewEnergy Inc., and chief executive of TruePricing Inc.

George A. Williams, previously general manager of nuclear assurance at the PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Berwick, Pa, will become vice president of operations support for Entergy Nuclear's South region. He has held various nuclear power-related posts, including general management positions at Carolina Power & Light Company.

Washington's Puget Energy announced today that Douglas P. Beighle will replace William S. Weaver as chairman of the board. Senior vice president of Boeing Beighle retired in 1997 and currently serves as a director of Washington Mutual Bank and Simpson Investment Company.

Phil Dandridge has been elected to the position of Chief Financial Officer of Edison Capital after serving as vice president of finance since 1998. He has also served as treasurer for Boeing Capital Corporation.

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