"Our most recent forecast indicates two additional nuclear units at Harris will not be needed in the next 15 years,â said Dhiaa Jamil, president of Duke Energy Nuclear. The application to expand the facility was filed with the NRC in 2008.
As part of its wider fleet modernization effort, a $9 billion program, Duke brought three power plants into service in 2012 (two combined cycle gas plants and a coal plant), with an additional combined cycle plant planned for later this year. Jamil stated that the Harris site has not been eliminated from Dukeâs âlong term consideration as a site to expand [its] nuclear fleet.â
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