Post Tagged with: "Davis Besse"

PUCO must oppose FirstEnergy settlement for Davis-Besse, coal plant bailout: editorial
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PUCO must oppose FirstEnergy settlement for Davis-Besse, coal plant bailout: editorial

CLEVELAND — “So on Dec. 1, FirstEnergy filed a proposed settlement with the PUCO staff and 15 other entities. Besides cutting to eight years the length of the plan, the proposed settlement also would commit FirstEnergy to cutting carbon emissions, expanding energy-efficiency programs and assisting low-income customers. Among supporters of the proposed settlement […]

FirstEnergy settlement delayed as PUCO agrees with opponents, sets new hearings
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FirstEnergy settlement delayed as PUCO agrees with opponents, sets new hearings

COLUMBUS — “There will be more formal hearings on FirstEnergy’s proposed eight-year rate plan that would include customer-paid subsidies of two of the company’s older power plants. An administrative judge at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Wednesday set a new round of hearings to begin Jan. 14.  An […]

The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant might not survive, says FirstEnergy, unless its gets special treatment from the PUCO.
Energy / FirstEnergy

20-year extension gives Davis-Besse OK through 2037

Nuclear plant has 700 employees OAK HARBOR — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a 20-year extension to FirstEnergy Corp.’s Davis-Besse nuclear plant on Tuesday, ending more than five years of review for what the agency itself has described numerous times as a plant with a unique and troubled history. The […]

FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Toledo is one of the plants included in the company's power purchase agreement proposal, which is scheduled to be heard next week as part of a broader plan.
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Energy security vs. capitalism debate at the heart of FirstEnergy’s ‘bailout’ request for Davis-Besse, Sammis

TOLEDO — “Energy security vs. capitalism. In the big picture, that’s the essence of what Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp.’s proposed rate plan before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is all about. Take a deep breath, step back and think about what’s going on in the big picture. It’s really a […]

FirstEnergy’s latest rate plan compromise still has customers paying more for power
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FirstEnergy’s latest rate plan compromise still has customers paying more for power

AKRON — “FirstEnergy asked Ohio regulators Tuesday for permission to charge its customers an extra $400 million over the next two and a half years, in return for keeping its giant coal and nuclear plants in operation. Whether customers will continue to pay extra for a longer time depends on […]

Beyond Yucca Mountain: The present impasse and uncertain future of nuclear waste storage
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Beyond Yucca Mountain: The present impasse and uncertain future of nuclear waste storage

WASHINGTON, DC — “Thirty-three years after Congress passed the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and several years after the defunding of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage project, America has yet to find a permanent home for its nuclear waste, and a panel of experts said the future of nuclear […]

The Davis-Besse nuclear plant on Lake Erie east of Toledo.
Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy consultant’s power price forecast too high, PUCO hearing

COLUMBUS — “Under cross examination by Shannon Fisk, an environmental law firm Earthjustice  attorney retained by the Sierra Club, Rose said natural gas prices are currently 30 percent below his 2014 projections. But later in the day, he argued ICF is projecting natural gas will increase by a third in […]

FirstEnergy Corp. is asking for a 15-year "power purchase agreement" committing the Illuminating Co., Ohio Edison and Toledo Edison to buy all of the power generated by the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant and the coal-fired R.W. Sammis plant on the Ohio River at whatever it costs to generate.
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Cheap electricity? No. But there will be enough power to get us through future heat waves, arctic blasts

AKRON — “Consumers from here to the East Coast can have confidence there will be enough power during future summer heat waves and winter’s most arctic weather, says the company responsible for managing the high-voltage grid in Ohio and 12 other states. But you most likely will have to pay more […]

FirstEnergy‘s Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
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Nuclear plants plagued by leaking pipes

Activists claim leaking pipes allow radioactive material into water CARROLL TOWNSHIP/OAK HARBOR — “Davis-Besse is one of only a dozen confirmed spent fuel pool leaks in the United States, said Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear. ‘Not the short list you want to see your local nuclear power plant on,’ Kamps […]

Letter to the editor: Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s rules too weak
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Letter to the editor: Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s rules too weak

PORT  CLINTON — “FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) spokeswoman Jennifer Young was quoted as saying “All the big investments that are needed to extend Davis-Besse’s life have been completed already.” But this is only because the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) safety standards are so dangerously weak, despite lessons that […]