Tuesday, September 12, 2006

New Plant Update

Thanks to my colleague David Bradish for his latest update on the status of new plant projects around the U.S. To date, 12 companies or consortia are preparing at least 19 applications for as many as 30 new reactors. The latest announcements added to the list are Texas Utilities (TXU) and Amarillo Power.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

In the NEI table, it shows Progress Florida technology type as "Not Yet Determined (2)." To me that implies either two AP1000 or two ABWRs and not one ESBWR or one EPR. It would be more correct to list technology type as simply "Not Yet Determined," unless you know something more than I do. Previously, NEI proclaimed that Progress was buying two AP1000's for Florida, which is not consistent with the public information available. Now, NEI is proclaiming that Progress is buying two reactors for Florda, which is still not consistent with the public information. Please try to get your facts straight and give credit only where credit is due. We are talking about a couple billion dollars here or there. It is a big deal to the parties involved. Until they announce the technology and the number of reactors, it is inappropriate to list a number here.

David Bradish said...

We'll double check with our new plant director, Adrian Heymer, and let you know.

Anonymous said...

Just found it (ML061990482 on ADAMS, dated 7/12/06). You can change that to "AP1000 (2)" for Progress in Florida. They have made the technology selection for Florida without a site selection and without a news release. That brings the Westinghouse commitment up to 13.4 GW planned. I have GE at 9.8 GW and Areva at 8.0 GW. However, the Areva status looks wishy-washy with one site selected (Calvert Cliffs), one site as a maybe (Nine Mile), and three others TBD. I think that they are just trying to get the NRC to take them seriously in review space by trumping up their COL estimates. I would be shocked if any new plants get built North of the Mason-Dixon line or West of the Mississippi for that matter.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, Texas is the other area where construction is sure to actually happen.