NextEra Energy submitted a license renewal (SLR) application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeking to add 20 years to the licenses of the two units at the Point Beach plant. The plant is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, in Two Rivers, Wis.
The application, submitted November 16, is the first SLR application for a Midwestern nuclear plant, according to NRC spokeswoman Viktoria Mitlyng.
Point Beach’s initial license renewal was issued in 2005.
For more on the story, see this Wisconsin State Journal report.
Point Beach is Wisconsin’s only operating nuclear power plant, featuring two 615-MWe two-loop Westinghouse pressurized water reactors that have been in commercial operation since the early 1970s (1970 for Unit 1, 1972 for Unit 2).