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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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Duke Energy Renewables Acquires Seville Solar Projects in California

LCG, July 29, 2015-Duke Energy Renewables yesterday announced it has acquired the 20-MW Seville I and 30-MW Seville II Solar Power Projects in California from Kruger Energy. The two projects are expected to be in service by year end, which will increase Duke Energy Renewables' total solar power capacity in California to over 100 MW.

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will purchase the energy generated from Seville I and associated renewable energy credits (RECs) through a 20-year agreement. Imperial Irrigation District (IID) will purchase the power and related RECs from Seville II under a 25-year agreement.

The projects, Seville I and Seville II, are located on a 1,280-acre site in the Imperial County about 10 miles west of the Salton Sea. Construction is underway and will continue to be overseen by Kruger Energy.

The president, Commercial Portfolio, of Duke Energy stated, "The Seville projects are a sizeable addition to our California solar portfolio; they will almost double our solar capacity in the state. We're pleased to be adding quality projects that will bring economic development to Imperial County and contribute to California's leadership in renewable energy growth."
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