Sequoyah nuclear plant applies for operating licence extension

12 February 2013

TVA said, 6 February, that its Board of Directors had approved a recommendation to submit the necessary paperwork to file a license renewal application with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The process is expected to take around 30 months and will cost around $23 million, TVA said.

Renewing the existing licenses will allow the Sequoyah 1&2 to operate until 2040 and 2041, respectively. Both units are 1160 MW Westinghouse pressurized water reactors (PWRs). Sequoyah 2 has recently completed a $376 million steam generator replacement project.

Sequoyah steam generator replacement


Four steam generators were replaced at Sequoyah unit 2 between October 2012 and January 2013. Photo courtesy of TVA

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