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Company Looks to Extend Operation of 2,400-MW Texas Nuclear Power Plant

Vistra Corp. on Oct. 3 announced that it is seeking to extend the operation of Luminant's Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Texas through 2053, an additional 20 years beyond its original licenses.

Luminant is a subsidiary of Vistra.

The company has officially submitted its application for license renewal with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The two-unit nuclear plant has a capacity of 2,400 megawatts.

The current licenses for units 1 and 2 extend through 2030 and 2033, respectively. The company is applying to renew the licenses through 2050 and 2053, respectively.