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FERC Accepts Application for 2,200-MW Navajo Energy Storage Station

LCG, January 24, 2020--Daybreak Power Inc. recently announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accepted the company's application for a preliminary permit for its proposed 2,200-MW Navajo Energy Storage Station (NESS). Achieving this milestone is an important, early step towards approving the project, which is estimated to cost $3.6 billion. The pumped storage hydro system would be located at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) Lake Powell Reservoir on the Colorado River in Arizona.

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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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Official Inauguration of Walney Offshore Wind Farm

LCG, February 9, 2012--The United Kingdom Energy Secretary today led the official opening of the Walney Offshore Wind Farm, a 367.2-MW mega-project located approximately 9 miles off the coast of Cumbria. The $1.9 billion project is a joint venture between DONG Energy, SSE and OPW, and it includes 102, 3.6-MW turbines provided by Siemens.

CEO of DONG Energy stated, "Walney is a landmark in offshore wind and DONG Energy?s strong drive to further industrialize offshore wind power and cut costs. It demonstrates our commitment to invest in the UK."

The project was completed in two phases (Walney 1 and 2),each including 51 turbines. The rotor diameter of the turbines is 107m for Walney 1 and 120m for Walney 2, with a maximum height of 150m from blade tip to sea level. The total area of the development is some 73 square kilometers. Walney 2 was completed in November of last year.
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