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Vistra Seeks to Extend Comanche Peak Nuclear License

Vistra Corp. has submitted its application to renew the license for the 2,460 MW Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Originally licensed for 30 years, Comanche Peak began operation in 1990, with Unit 2 coming online in 1993. The 20-year license extensions would allow Comanche Peak Units 1 and…

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New Legislation Set to Impact Renewables

The US Senate voted to approve the Inflation Reduction Act on August 7th. The legislation includes more than $370 billion earmarked for clean energy investment, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. The bill is now headed to the US House of Representatives for a vote. Currently, the legislation proposes that federal tax…

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U.S. Electricity Generation Mix Changes

The electricity generation mix in the U.S. continued to change in 2021. In addition to the growth in renewable energy, one major surprise was observed. The percentage of coal-fired generation increased for the first time since 2007. The generation mix changes were largely driven by economics. According to the EIA, electric generators realized an average…

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Renewable energy transition study released by PJM

PJM Interconnection released the initial results of its energy transition study. The study identifies the impact renewable energy has on market design, transmission planning, and grid reliability. The multiyear study is one of multiple being undertaken by PJM. Five focus areas were identified using the PJM strategic pillars of decarbonization efforts, future grid planning, and…

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