KCP&L Considers New Partners To Help Run Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant

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Kansas City Power & Light Co. is looking at bringing on new partners to help operate the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant.

The plant near Burlington, Kan., 90 miles southwest of Kansas City, has experienced operational problems in recent years, including several extended outages that have led to increased oversight from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

During a Friday conference call with analysts, KCP&L CEO Terry Bassham said the utility and other co-owners of the plant are soliciting proposals from fleet operators. He said KCP&L expects increased operating and maintenance costs due to the plant’s recent history and new industry regulations stemming from the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

Read more on Kansas City Business Journal.

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