Tuesday, September 25, 2007

NRG Energy of Texas To Build New Nuclear Plant

NRG Energy has submitted the first complete application for a new nuclear power plant in 30 years. They want to build two units near Bay City, Texas. Each unit would be about 1,000 megawatts, or enough electricity for about 2 million homes. NRG wants the unit online by 2015. Each unit will cost about $3 billion.

Constellation has submitted an partial application (environmental report) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to begin the process for getting approval to build two units adjacent to the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant. AAEA provided comments for that NRC meeting. (AP)

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