DOE Grants California’s Request to Revise Civil Nuclear Credit Program Eligibility, Extends Deadline

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:39:06 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) has revised eligibility criteria for the first-award cycle of its $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) program and extended its application period to Sept. 6, 2022. The action responds to a request for adjustments from the California governor’s office to better address Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon […]

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Burns & McDonnell Awarded Contract for Ocean Wind 1 Offshore Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 18:03:15 +0000

The first three major construction contracts have been awarded for the 1,100-MW Ocean Wind 1 offshore project that will provide electricity to New Jersey. Ocean Wind 1 is a joint venture between Ørsted and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), which provides electricity for much of New Jersey. Those groups on April 25 announced Burns & […]

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New Jersey Backs 45 Community Solar Projects

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 17:58:16 +0000

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The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) on Dec. 20 announced it has approved 45 applications in the first year of its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. The NJBPU in a statement Friday said the projects, with total generation capacity of 77.61 MW, will be designed by local governments, community groups, and private developers. […]

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New Jersey’s First Offshore Wind Farm Will Be a Mammoth 1.1-GW Ørsted Project

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:44:45 +0000

Danish renewables firm Ørsted’s 1.1-GW Ocean Wind project is the winner of New Jersey’s first award for offshore wind, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) said on June 21.  Ørsted, with support from Public Service Enterprise Group’s (PSEG’s) non-utility affiliate, vied for the award with two other offshore wind developers that submitted bids […]

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Nuclear Subsidy Dispute Now Rests with FERC, Competitive Generators Say 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:41:28 +0000

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to reconsider industry-led challenges to state nuclear subsidy programs in New York and Illinois leaves the contentious matter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  The high court on April 15 declined to accept petitions for review of decisions by the Second Circuit and Seventh Circuit, dealing a major blow […]

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CEOs Say Preserving the Nuclear Power Fleet Is Imperative

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 01:31:09 +0000

Several power-sector CEOs—appearing at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Summit in New York this week—suggested that existing nuclear power plants should not be allowed to slowly vanish from the U.S. electricity grid under market pressure caused by cheap natural gas and the growth of renewable energy. The leaders submitted that nuclear power provides important […]

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PSEG: Nuclear Plants Will Soon Close Without Subsidies

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 20:54:53 +0000

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) has told New Jersey officials it needs subsidies to continue operating its three nuclear power units in the state, saying that without financial help it will begin closing its Hope Creek Generating Station and Salem Nuclear Power Plant as early as 2022. The three reactors are the only remaining nuclear […]

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