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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FERC Proposes Standard Market Framework

LCG, March 13, 2002--The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) presented an outline for nationally standardizing the U.S. energy market.

The Commission will provide a paper on standard market design involving the development of open-access transmission tariff which would fall under the administration of regional transmission organizers (RTO). RTO's will be responsible for preventing generators from influencing prices by withholding power.

After the Supreme Court Decision last week validating FERC's authority over wholesale transmission sales, the commission is in a position to dictate rules for the competitive market, taking control from the hands of state regulators.

FERC plans to instate a method for electricity pricing called Location Marginal Pricing (LMP), an approach used by mid-Atlantic PJM Interconnection LLC which allows those in the market to circumvent price risk from congestion.

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