Dominion: Realizing the Nuclear Renaissance

By November 28, 2007Energy

From the Dominion Resources’ news release:

RICHMOND, Va. – Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation’s largest energy producers, announced today that it has filed an application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to build and operate a new nuclear reactor at its North Anna Power Station in central Virginia.

If built, the new reactor would add to Dominion’s position as one of the nation’s top nuclear operators. The company owns and operates four nuclear power stations with a capacity to produce 5,726 megawatts of emissions-free electricity.

The application filed with the NRC is for a Combined Operating License (COL) for North Anna Unit 3. The company has not committed to build the new unit, but wants to maintain the option to do so to meet projected skyrocketing demand for electricity in Virginia in the next decade.

Lisa Stiles at NEI Nuclear Notes covered the press conference. The AP story is here.

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