Many see nuclear power as a key solution to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change. Keeping existing plants operating may be key to that effort—including ones like Comanche Peak in Somervell County, south of Dallas, which has operated since 1990. This week, Vistra Corp. applied for license renewals that could extend its power generation through 2053. “Comanche Peak is one of the lowest-cost and highest-performing nuclear power plants in the country and is a large, dispatchable source of carbon-free electricity,” says Vistra’s CEO.
Irving-Based Vistra Corp. Seeks to Add 20 Years to Life of Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant