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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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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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Edward M. Gleason, vice president, treasurer and corporate secretary of Alliant Energy, will retire on March 31. Gleason started with Wisconsin Power and Light Company in 1977 as assistant treasurer, and moved into his present posts following the 1998 merger with Alliant Energy. Thomas L. Hanson has been promoted to vice president and treasurer, effective following Gleason's retirement. F.J. (Jack) Buri has been named corporate secretary, also effective April 1.

Roy Lewis Eiguren has been nominated to the board of directors of Avista Corp. Eiguren is a senior partner at the law firm of Givens Pursley LLP, and will stand for election at the company's annual meeting in May. Eiguren worked as Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy before entering private law practice in 1984.

George E. Wardeberg has announced his retirement as vice chairman of Wisconsin Energy Corp. in April 2002. Prior to WEC's acquisition of WICOR, Inc., in 2000, Wardeberg was chairman and chief executive officer of the latter company. Wardeberg will continue to serve on WEC's board of directors.

Carla D. Brockman has been appointed assistant corporate secretary by the board of directors of OGE Energy Corp. Brockman, who has been with the company since 1980, served as client manager in the strategic planning department beginning in 1998.

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