- May 4, 2021 8:44 pm GMT
"Renewing Surry’s licenses for another 20-year period is great news for our customers, the environment and the regional economy,” said Dominion Energy’s chief nuclear officer, Dan Stoddard. 'Our customers will benefit from continuing to receive safe, reliable, affordable and carbon-free electricity from the station through 2053. Extending Surry’s operations is critical to Dominion Energy meeting the Virginia Clean Economy Act’s requirements for zero-carbon electricity by 2045. It also positions Virginia for continued economic growth and will help the commonwealth remain a leader in the production of clean energy in the mid-Atlantic and South. It supports more than 900 high-paying jobs at the station and produces additional economic and tax benefits.'
In a statement, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said, 'My administration has focused on building a carbon-free electricity grid. Carbon-free, around-the-clock nuclear power and the well-paying clean energy jobs it creates is a vital part of achieving that goal.'"
America's nuclear plants continue to defy the nightmarish expectations of anti-nuclear advocates. Like Energizer bunnies of the grid, they keep going, and going, and going...
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