The nuclear unit, located about 25 miles east of Green Bay, Wisconsin, is licensed to operate through December 2013. Dominion said that, with a renewed license, the station will be able to provide Wisconsin with electricity through December 21, 2033.

Dominion’s three other nuclear stations have been granted renewed licenses for an additional 20 years by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

The North Anna and Surry power stations, both located in Virginia, received renewed licenses in 2003, and the Millstone power station in Connecticut, was awarded a renewed license in 2005. Dominion purchased the Kewaunee station in July 2005.