The Nuclear Regulatory Commission renewed the operating licenses for the Indian Point nuclear power plant, Unit 2 and Unit 3, on Sept. 17, 2018.
In Jan. 2017, Entergy and the state of New York announced a settlement under which Entergy will permanently close Unit 2 by April 30, 2020 and Unit 3 by April 30, 2021.
Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc., had applied for renewal of the licenses in April 2007, seeking an additional 20 years of operation beyond the original expiration dates of 2013 and 2015. The units were authorized to continue operating beyond those dates under the NRC’s “timely renewal” provision, because Entergy submitted its application more than five years prior to the expiration of the original licenses.
As of April 30, 2020, Indian Point Unit 2 has permanently shut down.