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Recent scholarly studies cast doubt on whether wind and solar power alone can address global climate change without support from nuclear power. NuScale Power's small modular reactor technology is ideal for public power utilities given its small footprint and other favorable siting features, scalability, compatibility with other energy resources, and its competitive cost.
Distributed Energy Resources
Elected officials are seeing the transformative power of new, innovative energy technology and will continue to look to energy innovation as a way to tackle the big challenges.
Electricity Markets
Exelon Generation on Aug. 27 said that it intends to retire its Byron Generating Station and Dresden Generating Station in fall 2021. Both nuclear plants are located in Illinois.
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A power purchase agreement between Florida public power utility JEA and the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power) tied to the expansion project at Plant Vogtle, a nuclear power generating facility in Georgia, is valid and enforceable, U.S. District Judge Mark Cohen ruled on June 17.
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The American Public Power Association and several utility and nuclear industry stakeholders recently urged the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee to include legislation that would accelerate the commercialization of a new generation of nuclear reactors in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
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The University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate the development of a new generation of cost-effective, advanced nuclear reactors, such as small modular reactors, at TVA’s 935-acre Clinch River Nuclear Site in Roane County, TVA reported on April 7.
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Tennessee Valley Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate a new generation of flexible, cost-effective advanced nuclear reactors, TVA reported on Feb. 19.
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The Tennessee Valley Authority became the first utility in the nation to successfully obtain approval for an early site permit from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to potentially construct and operate small modular reactors.
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has approved Florida Power & Light’s application for an additional 20 years of operation for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4, which are located approximately 20 miles south of Miami.