Palisades and Big Rock Point Licenses Transfer to Holtec, Approved by the USNRC Today, Enlarges Holtec’s Decommissioning Fleet to Seven Reactor Units

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved the transfer of the Palisades Power Plant to Holtec International after the facility permanently shuts down in the spring of 2022. The approval also allows the transfer of Entergy’s decommissioned Big Rock Point facility near Charlevoix, Michigan, where only the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) remains.

Successes Build as Holtec’s Decommissioning Fleet Grows

Holtec International celebrated landmarks and benchmarks this past month as it welcomed Indian Point Energy Center, the newest member to its fleet of decommissioning sites and celebrated the safe and successful completion of a key Oyster Creek milestone in world record time!

The Last Operating Reactor at Indian Point Shuts Down Tonight

We mark the permanent cessation of energy generation at the Indian Point Energy Center today when the last operating reactor – Indian Point Unit 3 – shuts down. Subject to the authorization by New York’s Public Service Commission, our Company, Holtec International, is slated to become the successor owner of the IPEC site with the…

Holtec’s Disruptive Innovations Poised to Underpin Enhanced Human Health & Safety and Environmental Protection in the Nuclear Decommissioning Industry

We are pleased to share some of the recent innovations employed at our plants undergoing prompt decommissioning – Oyster Creek and Pilgrim – that have a large beneficial consequence to enhancing public health and safety as well as protection of the environment.  Oyster Creek (a Holtec plant acquired from Exelon, 96.4 metric ton crane capacity)…

Sharing Excellence: How Pilgrim and Oyster Creek Work as One Team

Holtec’s fleet approach to decommissioning allows sites to share resources, multiply experience and expertise, and learn from each other’s best practices. Working together as a fleet is spelling success for the Pilgrim and Oyster Creek Decommissioning Sites.

Indian Point Unit 2 Shuts Down Today

Holtec is saddened to observe that Indian Point Unit 2, competently operated by Entergy since 2001 and having served as a prominent clean energy producer in New York, is shutting down today – a casualty of the competition from the prevailing ultra-cheap fossil fuel prices and government subsidized renewable energy.

A Decommissioning Update on Holtec’s Shutdown Nuclear Plants

Since 1986, it has been Holtec’s continued mission to develop technologies and services, while providing the utmost protection to workers and the communities in which it operates. Holtec continues to deliver this mission through its promise to decommission shutdown nuclear power plants safely and efficiently. Decommissioning at Oyster Creek Generating Station (Lacey Township, NJ) The…

2019 in Review

We bid a fond goodbye to 2019 which will stand out in our company’s annals as a watershed year when we began the implementation of several new ambitious initiatives that will shape our endeavors for decades to come.

HDI Harnesses New Technologies for Enhanced Decommissioning of Nuclear Plants

Members of Holtec International’s Decommissioning Advisory Board met on October 29, 2019 to assay advances made by the Company in its first year of decommissioning endeavors related to Oyster Creek (formerly Exelon’s) and Pilgrim (formerly Entergy’s) nuclear plants. This board is comprised of noted industry stalwarts representing many of North America’s leading nuclear operators. Holtec…

Reprising 2018

At Holtec, 2018 will be remembered as the year when the Company’s four-year quest to launch its decommissioning program reached a successful milestone.

Holtec Files Request to Acquire Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station by End of 2019, Complete Decommissioning Decades Sooner than Entergy

Entergy Corp. and Holtec International, through their affiliates, asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today to approve the sale of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to Holtec after shutdown. Holtec plans to complete decommissioning and site restoration decades sooner than if Entergy completed decommissioning. The companies jointly filed a License Transfer Application, requesting approval for…

Holtec International to Acquire Pilgrim and Palisades Sites from Entergy after their Reactors Shutdown: Proto-Prompt Decommissioning Planned for Both Sites

As reported in the media, Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) has agreed to sell the subsidiaries that own the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and the Palisades Power Plant in Covert, Michigan, after their shutdowns and reactor defuelings, to a Holtec International subsidiary for accelerated decommissioning. The sales include the transfer of the licenses,…