The operator of Wisconsin’s only remaining nuclear power plant wants to keep the 50-year-old plant running through 2050.
NextEra Energy submitted an application Monday to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeking to add 20 years to the licenses for the Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Two Rivers, according to a document filed with state regulators.
A spokesman for NextEra Energy said the plant will continue to provide benefits for consumers as Wisconsin pursues Gov. Tony Evers’ goal of carbon-free electricity by 2050.
Last renewed in 2005, licenses for the two units are set to expire in 2030 and 2033. An NRC spokesperson said the license application is being reviewed for sensitive information and would be made publicly available in the coming weeks.