Tuesday, December 11, 2007

State Approves FP&L Uprate Plan

From the Palm Beach Post:

Florida Power & Light Co. got approval from utility regulators Monday to add more nuclear power to the electricity grid.

FPL will do so by upgrading each of its four nuclear reactors: two at the St. Lucie plant on Hutchinson Island and two at the Turkey Point plant near Miami.

The move would add 414 megawatts of power between 2011 and 2012.

The Florida Public Service Commission unanimously signed off on FPL's proposal without taking testimony Monday morning.
Something to keep in mind the next time your hear an anti-nuke say nuclear capacity can't be added quickly enough to make a difference.

For more information on power uprates in the American nuclear energy industry, click here.

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