St. Lucie Nuclear Plant License Renewed

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 3, 2003 – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued renewed operating licenses today for the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant. The license renewals will add 20 years to the original license period for the two nuclear units at St. Lucie. FMPA has an 8.8% ownership interest in St. Lucie Unit 2, which is now licensed to operate until 2043.

Roger Fontes, FMPA’s General Manager and CEO, said, “The St. Lucie license extension is good news for FMPA, good news for municipal electric utilities that received power from this plant, and good news for their local electric customers. St. Lucie is a valuable resource because it generates clean, reliable, affordable electricity that will help fulfill the power needs of our communities while maintaining fuel diversity in our power sources.”

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