NRC Issues Early Site Permit to Tennessee Valley Authority for SMRs at Clinch River Site

LCG, December 27, 2019--The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced on December 17 that the Commission has authorized the issuance of an Early Site Permit (ESP) for Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA's) Clinch River site near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The ESP closes several site-related issues, including many environmental impacts, for small modular reactors (SMRs) at the site. The ESP is the first issued by the NRC for SMRs and will be valid for up to 20 years from date of issuance.

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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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ERCOT Nodal Market – Updated 2011 ERCOT Electricity Market Report

LCG, July 12, 2010 -- LCG Consulting will release by the end of August 2010 their 3rd quarter 2011 report on the Texas electricity market showing the potential impacts of operating in the proposed nodal market structure.

Using the proprietary UPLAN model and the most recent ERCOT (Electricity Reliability Council of Texas) protocol and data combined with well accepted methodology, LCG simulates hourly operations of the ERCOT electricity market. With this report power generation companies, traders, merchants, bankers, utilities and other market players can more accurately predict the opportunities and risks in the ERCOT electricity marketplace.

The report includes forecasts for LMPs (Locational Marginal Prices), A/S (Ancillary Services) prices, hub prices, zonal prices, and congestion costs (CRRs). The report can be customized to include additional details such as generator performance, hourly LMPs, transmission congestion, and other information of interest.

The 2011 ERCOT Market Report is based on assumptions of electricity demand forecast, generation capacity by fuel type and by zone, and transmission constraints. The results include hourly hub prices for West, North, South, Houston, ERCOT bus averages, and EROCT hub averages. It also includes hourly prices for the load zones.

UPLAN Network Power Model replicates the behavior of regional power markets and power systems to simulate the financial and physical operations of entire grids. It simulates the bidding process for the Energy and Ancillary Service markets and dispatches generators hourly, using region-specific protocols.

About LCG Consulting:
With more than 25 years of experience, LCG Consulting is a pioneer and market leader in modeling the competitive energy market. LCG Consulting offers a full range of consulting services and software products for energy producers, suppliers and traders seeking to optimize resources in a competitive energy market.

Julie Chien, Director
LCG Consulting

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