Luminant betting big on Comanche expansion project

08/30/2010 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

Luminant's plan to construct two new nuclear reactors at its Comanche Peak plant can become the "largest economic development project in Texas' history," said company spokesman Allan Koenig. The reactors, which are estimated to cost up to $20 billion to build, will be able to produce a total of 3,400 megawatts -- enough to supply electricity for 1.8 million homes. The company is requesting federal clearance for a combined construction and operating license, which it hopes to obtain by 2012 or 2013.

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