FMPA Weekly | Oct. 8, 2012 | Member Edition


FMPA Weekly

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Oct. 8, 2012






Energy Oxidation Catalyst Project

FMPA issued a Request for Bids last Wednesday for the Oxidation Catalyst Project at the Stock Island Generating Facility in Key West. The project is required for environmental regulation and will include: 1) installing oxidation catalyst and associated piping, 2) installing instrumentation and monitoring equipment, and 3) conducting air emissions compliance testing. A meeting is scheduled for Oct. 24 at Stock Island for prequalified bidders to review the job site and ask questions. Bids are due to FMPA by Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. Construction is scheduled to begin in early-January and be completed in February. Contact: David Schumann


Stanton and Indian River Participants Meeting

FMPA staff attended the quarterly participants meeting for Stanton Unit 1, Unit 2 and Indian River Units A, B, C and D. Participants discussed operational parameters for 2013 and plans for future outages. Contact: Rich Popp







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Independent Estimate Completed on CR3 Repair

An independent review of Crystal River Unit 3 (CR3) concluded that the containment repair project could cost $1.5 billion and take three years to complete. The report from Zapata, Inc. was commissioned by Duke Energy and filed last week with the Florida Public Service Commission. CR3 has been offline since 2009 when a project to replace major components inside the unit’s containment structure led to separating concrete on the structure. The Zapata report also provides estimates for more extensive work if an unplanned, worst-case scenario occurred. This worst-case scenario assumes that, at the conclusion of the repair, additional damage could occur in the dome area and in the lower elevations, which could call for replacement of each. Zapata estimated this worst-case repair cost to be $3.4 billion and take eight years to complete. Duke said its Board of Directors has not made a final decision whether to repair or retire the unit. Duke said the report raises important questions about risks and technical issues that still need to be resolved for this first-of-its-kind repair. The cost estimates do not include $534 million that Progress Energy has spent through June on repairs and buying replacement power while the unit has been off line.





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