- Oct 31, 2022 9:26 pm GMT
Illinois’s zero-carbon nuclear electricity!
Constellation, the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free energy, said today (October 31, 2022) it will ask the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to extend the operating licenses of its Clinton and Dresden nuclear power plants in Illinois by an additional 20 years. If approved by the NRC, Clinton could operate until 2047 and Dresden could operate until 2049 (Unit 2) and 2051 (Unit 3). The two plants produce about 14% of all electricity generated in Illinois. Illinois leads the United States in power generation from nuclear resources, producing roughly 100 million MWh annually. Over the past fifty years, the two plants have generated more than 800 million MWh of electricity.
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