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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Industry News

Missouri Plant Expands by 100 Megawatts

LCG, Apr. 25, 2003--Two peaking units were declared operational at the Empire Energy Center this week, bring an additional 100 megawatts online in southwest Missouri.

The plant manager, Joe Simmons said of the two gas-fired Pratt & Whitney FT8 units that they "are our most efficient simple-cycle units and will give us significant flexibility in our operating model." The Empire District Electric Company, an investor-owned utility with service territory in southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma, and northwest Arkansas, owns the plant.

The technology of the FT8 is based on that found in the similar JT8D turbine, which is used in aircraft. The overall cost of installation for Units 3 and 4, with ground-breaking having taken place July 31, 2002, was put at approximately $55 million.
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