FirstEnergy Solutions Files Certification Letter with NRC Affirming Plans to Deactivate Three Nuclear Generating Plants

AKRON, Ohio, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), a competitive generation subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), today announced that it has filed a Certification Letter with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) formally notifying the Commission of its decision to permanently deactivate its nuclear power plants – two in Ohio and a third …

German power plant lobby sees tighter nuclear power supply by 2023

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German power companies see a potential gap between conventional electricity supply and demand by the early 2020s, urging policymakers to help investors plan better by rewarding conventional capacity and speeding power grid expansion. “Existing overcapacity will not just disappear completely within a few years. What’s more worrying is that we will run …

Will resignation of key governor weaken Japan’s anti-nuclear movement?

A governor who has been blocking the restart of the world’s biggest nuclear power plant in his prefecture has resigned, but it remains to be seen whether the move will create an opening for the nation’s pro-nuclear forces. Niigata Gov. Ryuichi Yoneyama, who campaigned on his opposition to restarting Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holding Inc.’s …

Local consent for Japanese nuclear plant restarts

An agreement recently reached between Japan Atomic Power Co. and six municipalities in Ibaraki Prefecture concerning the Tokai No. 2 nuclear plant highlights the sensitivities in the relationship between power companies and local governments in areas where nuclear power facilities are located. For the first time as a nuclear power plant operator, Japan Atomic Power …

Keeping the Pickering nuclear plant open until 2024 is good for economy, report says

Keeping the Pickering nuclear plant open and operating until 2024 makes economic sense, says a new report sponsored by Ontario Power Generation. The study, released Tuesday by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis, says the move would add a total $12.3 billion to Ontario’s GDP and support 7,600 jobs …

Brussels Confirms Plan to Close All Nuclear Power Plants by 2025

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The government of Belgium has endorsed an energy strategy, confirming its plan to shut down all nuclear power plants (NPP) in the country by 2025. According to a document published by the Cabinet, Belgium aims to “withdraw from nuclear energy by 2025.” Brussels also plans to ensure a sufficient and stable power grid, and invest in new energy …

FirstEnergy gives notice to deactivate four units

FirstEnergy Solutions (FES) has notified regional transmission organisation PJM Interconnection that it will deactivate the Beaver Valley, Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants during the next three years. The company, which is aiming to leave the competitive market, is seeking legislative policy solutions to keep the plants operating. Beaver Valley, a single-unit pressurised water reactor, …