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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Duke Energy Renewables Acquires Solar PV Projects in California

LCG, March 7, 2014--Duke Energy Renewables announced yesterday that it has acquired two, 20-MW solar projects located in California from Infigen Energy. The electricity generated from both projects will be sold through 20-year power purchase agreements (PPA?s) with Southern California Edison.

The Pumpjack Solar and Wildwood Solar projects will use solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and are sited in unincorporated areas near Bakersfield, California. The "construction-ready" projects may be operational within the year.

The two projects are Duke?s third and fourth utility-scale solar projects located in California. Duke Energy Renewables' President stated, "The acquisition of Pumpjack and Wildwood will more than double our solar power capacity in California?. We?re pleased to provide an increasing supply of affordable, clean energy to the nation?s number one solar market."

The Duke Energy Renewables portfolio of commercial renewable assets includes 15 wind and 21 solar facilities operating in 12 states, with a total capacity approaching 1,800 MW.
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