Dallas, TX -
Luminant announced today that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has docketed, or accepted for review, the company's application to expand its Comanche Peak nuclear facility. This determination indicates the application is complete and technically sufficient to allow the NRC to begin its comprehensive review.
"This is another significant step forward in our efforts to obtain a permit for safe, dependable and clean nuclear energy," said Luminant Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer Mike Blevins. "Our team accomplished its goal to submit a high-quality application and we look forward to providing additional information to the NRC throughout the review process."
Luminant submitted its application for a license to build and operate two US-Advanced Pressurized Water Reactors (US-APWR) at the Comanche Peak site on September 19. The NRC is also currently reviewing the US-APWR design from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) for certification. After an extensive evaluation of multiple prospective nuclear generating technologies, Luminant selected this design as its technology of choice. MHI submitted an application to have the US-APWR design certified by the NRC in December 2007.
MHI's U.S. subsidiary, Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems Inc., assisted in the successful preparation of the COL application. Luminant and MHI continue to work toward the successful certification and licensing of US-APWR technology at Luminant's Comanche Peak site.
Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp. (EFH), is a competitive power generation business, including mining, wholesale marketing and trading, construction and development operations. Luminant has more than 18,300 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 megawatts of nuclear and 5,800 megawatts of coal-fueled generation capacity. Luminant is also the largest purchaser of wind-generated electricity in Texas and fifth largest in the United States. EFH is a Dallas-based energy holding company that has a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy subsidiaries, primarily in Texas. Visit www.luminant.com or www.energyfutureholdings.com for additional information.