US-based EnergySolutions announced on 12 May that it had entered into a definitive agreement with Dominion Energy to acquire the Kewaunee Power Station (KPS) located in Carlton, Wisconsin.
KPS is a 566MWe nuclear plant that officially shut down in May 2013. In June 2017, Dominion Energy completed the used nuclear fuel transfer to the onsite dry fuel storage facility. The remaining decommissioning work will be executed by EnergySolutions and will result in complete dismantlement of the facility and removal of all radioactive waste. Progressing with decommissioning KPS now will accelerate completion of decommissioning activities and allow considerations for beneficial reuse of the property years ahead of the original decommissioning schedule.
EnergySolutions’ other current decommissioning projects include unit 2 of the Three Mile Island NPP in Pennsylvania, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in Southern California and the Fort Calhoun NPP in Nebraska. EnergySolutions recently completed decommissioning work at the Zion Nuclear Power Station in Illinois and the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor in Wisconsin. EnergySolutions and Dominion Energy will finalise the required regulatory filings and begin the application process to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the transfer control of the licenses.