Surry Nuclear Plant Gets 20-Year Extension as Indian Point Goes Dark

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 15:59:09 +0000

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved 20-year subsequent renewed licenses (SRLs) for Dominion Energy Virginia’s Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2 near Newport News, Virginia, making them only the fifth and sixth reactors in the U.S. cleared to operate for 60 to 80 years. But the number of operating U.S. nuclear reactors fell […]

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After 59 Years of Operation, New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Closes

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Sat, 01 May 2021 00:52:39 +0000

The Indian Point Energy Center (Indian Point) permanently stopped generating electricity on April 30, 2021, when it retired its last operating nuclear reactor, Unit 3, earlier than originally planned. The Indian Point nuclear power plant began operations in 1962 and produced over 565 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in the 59 years it was open. The Unit 3 retirement […]

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5 Reactors Connected to the Grid, 5 Removed in 2020

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 23:01:21 +0000

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Nuclear power capacity continues to grow worldwide, as larger reactors are added to the grid while smaller units are retired. Furthermore, uprates to some existing reactors have also added to the world’s nuclear power capacity. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports the total net installed capacity is about 393 GW today. Nuclear reactor additions […]

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