Texas nuclear plant celebrates Silver Jubilee

A nuclear plant in Texas has reached a new milestone, celebrating 25 years of powering the state. The first two units at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant started supplying electricity […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A nuclear plant in Texas has reached a new milestone, celebrating 25 years of powering the state.

The first two units at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant started supplying electricity to the grid in August 1990.

The facility has a capacity of 2,300MW – enough to power around 1.15 million homes.

It has so far generated more than 422 million MWh of electricity.

Operator Luminant claims the plant created more than 10,000 jobs and contributed $1 billion (£0.6bn) to neighbouring communities.

CEO Mac McFarland added: “For 25 years, the people who work at Comanche Peak have carried through on their commitment to the people of Texas to provide reliable, clean power while keeping safety as the highest priority.”

Japan has restarted one of its nuclear power plants – the first since the Fukushima disaster in 2011.