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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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California Energy Commission Approves New Northern California Power Plant

LCG, April 19, 2005--Last week the California Energy Commission unanimously approved the City of Roseville's proposed electric generating station, Roseville Energy Park. The 160-MW project will be located northwest of the city and is expected to supply about 60% of the city's electricity demands.

The natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant will be located adjacent to the Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant, which will provide reclaimed water for cooling the power plant. The City of Roseville expects the construction of the plant to require approximately 15 months, with commercial operations commencing by late 2007. The estimated cost of the facility is $160 million.

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