The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plans to take its first-ever private company partner to convert the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant. The two-unit plant, near Hollywood, AL, will likely be finished as a gas-fired facility. The decision not to complete the units as nuclear plants ended a 28-year policy of nuclear construction at TVA.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. began operating its $411-million, 385-Mw Orangeburg County plant January 15.
Pending the approval of state regulators, Puget Sound Power & Light Co. and Washington Energy Co. will become Puget Sound Energy. The new company will serve more than 1.3 million natural gas and electric customers.