Dominion plans second 20-year license extension

Surry Power Station plans 80-year lifecycle Dominion Virginia Power

Dominion Virginia Power, a unit of Dominion (NYSE: D), plans to file for a second license renewal application for one of its nuclear power plants.

Dominion notified the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of its intent to file another 20-year license extension for its 1,676-MW Surry nuclear power plant in Virginia. Surry would be one of the first nuclear plants to receive a second license extension if the application is approved. Dominion is reviewing all technical aspects associated with the renewal and, so far, sees no significant barriers for license renewal submittal in 2019.

Surry’s two units are both three-loop Westinghouse pressurized water reactors. Unit 1 began service in 1972 and Unit 2 in 1973. Both units’ licenses were renewed for an additional 20 years on March 20, 2003. The units are allowed to run until 2032 and 2033, but will operate to 2052 and 2053 if the latest applications are approved.

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