Thursday, July 26, 2007

Natural Gas Plant & Nuke Plant Planned Near D.C.

Unistar has submitted a Combined Operating License (COL) application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to build a 1,600-megawatt Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR) at the current Calver Cliff's location, which is about 50 miles from Washington, DC. Unistar is a project of Constellation and France's nuclear power company Areva, which designed the EPR. Constellation has also agreed to partner with Electricite de France (EdF) to create Unistar Nuclear Energy to own and operate a fleet of EPR plants in the US and Canada.

Competitive Power Ventures is proposing to build a $400 million 600-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Waldorf, Charles County, about 25 miles from Washington, DC. The plant would provide electricity for about 600,000 homes. The plant would provide $2 million in annual revenue for the county. The 77-acre site was sold to CPV byAmerican Communities Properties Trust. (Wash Post, World Nuclear News)

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