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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Western Electricity Investigation to Conclude by February

LCG, September 5, 2002-The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has announced it expects to finish its inquiry into the energy crisis of 2000/2001 by February 2003.

At a Lehman Brothers conference yesterday, FERC Chairman Patrick Wood asserted that evidence gathering would ideally be completed by the end of December and definitely by February of next year. Companies found innocent of market manipulation will be publicly cleared as part of an effort to restore investor trust. A final report on the investigation will aim to give direction to a new and, it is hoped, financially sound, wholesale electricity market.

Wood touched upon other topics at the conference as well, including the establishing of FERC's standard market design and the creation of new liquified natural gas pipelines from northern areas like Alaska.

He admitted that FERC did not do its part to prevent the crisis, but he was positive about FERC's ability to create a market resistant to a repeat performance of that which occurred last year.

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