Jan 14 2023

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Comanche Peak License Renewal - Public Comment Deadline Jan. 30.

Jan 1 2023 - 7:00am to Jan 30 2023 - 11:45pm
Regulations.gov TX

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received an application from Vistra Operations Company to renew the operating licenses for the Comanche Peak Nuclear Generating Station in Glen Rose, Texas. The application is now available on the NRC website.

Vistra filed the application on Oct. 3, seeking to renew the licenses for an additional 20 years of operation. Comanche Peak’s two pressurized-water reactors, about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, are currently licensed to operate through Feb. 8, 2030, for Unit 1 and through Feb. 2, 2033, for Unit 2.

Read more about Comanche Peak's request and community reaction on the Fort Worth Report.

Information about the license renewal process is available on the NRC website

Public comments on the Comanche Peak environmental impact review can be submitted online at regulations.gov under Docket ID: NRC-2022-0183 or by mail to the following address: 

Office of Administration 
Mailstop: TWFN-7-A60M 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, D.C. 20555-0001

Requests for extensions to the hearing and comment deadlines can be sent to hearing.docket@nrc.gov.

Public comments are due by email or mail by Jan. 30, as are requests for public hearings. Instructions to apply for a public hearing are published on The Federal Register. 


North Texas Renewable Energy Group: UTD Wind Energy Center Tour - Richardson

Jan 14 2023 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W Campbell Rd
Engineering Computer Science 1.440, 914 Franklyn Jenifer Dr
Richardson , TX

Presenter: Dr. Todd Griffith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UTD Department of Mechanical Engineering.

About Our Presentation:

Our January 2023 meeting will be a tour of the UTD Wind Energy Center Laboratory, followed by a presentation and discussion about the Lab, and wind energy in general.

Meeting topics to include:

- Overview of land-based and floating offshore wind energy technology research at UT-Dallas (speaker: Dr. Griffith)

- US DOE Collegiate Wind Competition team at UT-Dallas (Wind Comets student teach)

- UTD research in batteries for electric vehicles (from Dr. Zhou’s research group)

- Efficient building technologies (from Dr. Cui’s research group).

Dr Cui is also researching in the solar area, and she might speak to that with our group as well.

9:45 a.m. Meet up in Engineering Computer Science West Room 1.440

10 a.m. - Lab tour

10:30 a.m. - Meeting

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