[ RadSafe ] FPL Seeks Approval for 2 New Nuclear Units at Turkey Point

Sandy Perle sandyfl at cox.net
Tue Oct 16 16:08:02 CDT 2007

FPL Seeks Approval for 2 New Nuclear Units at Turkey Point 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Power & Light filed a request 
Tuesday with state regulators to move forward with two new nuclear 
reactors at its South Florida power plant.
The state's largest electric utility, a unit of Juno Beach-based FPL 
Group Inc., had already announced that it wanted to expand its 
nuclear power generating by boosting production at its Turkey Point 
complex. On Tuesday, it more clearly spelled out those plans in a 
filing with the state Public Service Commission.

Florida Power & Light said that by shifting more of its generating 
fuel to nuclear, it was meeting customer demand for emission-free 
electric power, while still moving to satisfy growing needs for more 
power as the state's energy use grows. The company already has more 
than 4.3 million customers.

"Additional nuclear energy can help supply reliable, affordable power 
to our customers while avoiding greenhouse gas emissions that 
scientists have determined contribute to climate change," Florida 
Power & Light President Armando Olivera said in a statement.

In the filing, the company is essentially asking regulators for a 
determination that the additional power generating capacity is 
needed. That's the first step before it can begin to build the new 
generators, which the company expects to come online by 2020.

The company had earlier also asked the commission to approve an 
expansion of its existing nuclear generating facilities at Turkey 
Point, south of Miami, and in St. Lucie County. That request is still 

State regulators turned down the utility earlier this year when the 
company sought to build a new coal-burning plant in South Florida.

The regulatory panel said then that the costs for coal plants in the 
future weren't certain because of the prospect of additional 
emissions requirements that might be enacted in the future.

Sander C. Perle
Global Dosimetry Solutions, Inc.
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Irvine, CA 92614 

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