Thursday, February 28, 2008

Entergy Submits Application for a New ESBWR at Grand Gulf

From Entergy:

The application seeks regulatory approvals to potentially build a new unit adjacent to Entergy’s existing Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, a reactor that ranks third among the nation’s 104 nuclear plants for total electricity output over its lifetime of commercial operations.

With energy demands rising across the nation, many energy companies are pursuing clean, safe nuclear options through the NuStart consortium and other avenues. The U.S. Department of Energy states 250 to 500 new baseload power plants – those designed to help meet basic electrical needs – will be needed across the country by 2030.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now if they can get MS rate payers to pay for construction via increased rates now as they build that shiny new ESBWR, then they will be off to the races for new nuclear. These still regulated states are the most likely locations for new nuclear happening. FL is another state where new nuclear is likely to happen similarly. Deregulation is making it hard to get new nuclear projects financed. Who said that regulation is bad for the rate payer? The locations getting new nuclear will have the cheapest power rates going forward.