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William States Lee III Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2

Project Information
Sector: Conventional Energy Production
Project Category: 
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Project Status: 

Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, seeks approval for constructing and operating two new AP1000 reactor units at the Willliam States Lee III site to provide additional electricity for use in the Carolinas service areas.  The two new units would be capable of providing an additional 2200 megawatts of baseload electricity.  The licenses were issued on 12/19/2016.

Permitting Timeline

Nuclear Power Plant – Combined (construction and operating) License
Office of New Reactors
Initial application received
Complete 12/13/2007
Completed application received
Complete 02/25/2008
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Complete 12/15/2016
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Optional Milestones:
Final Safety Evaluation Report Issued
Complete 08/31/2016
Draft EIS Issued to the EPA
Complete 12/30/2011
Final EIS Issued to the EPA
Complete 12/31/2013
Combined License Issued
Complete 12/15/2016
Record of Decision
Complete 12/15/2016
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