(Frenchtown Township-WWJ) DTE Energy wants to keep the power on at its Fermi 2 nuclear power plant for years to come.
The energy giant has notified the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its intent to continue operating the plant in Monroe County’s Frenchtown Towhship through at least 2045.
DTE’s current license on the facility expires in 2025, and the company will apply for a 20-year renewal after that.
A DTE news release notes that “Fermi 2 has produced safe, clean, reliable power for the past 23 years…and we look forward to continuing that service for many years to come.”
The NRC recently determined that Fermi 2 operated safely and met all federal standards in 2010.
The license renewal is separate from an application for a new nuclear facility on the Fermi 2 site.
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