Saturday, 04 March 2017 12:15

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Approves Transfer of FitzPatrick Operating License to Exelon

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On March 1, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved the transfer of the operating license for the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego County from Entergy to Exelon Corp.

This another link in the chain of regulatory approval needed for Exelon to move forward on their purchase of the FitzPatrick facility. Both the New York State Public Service Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Comission previously announced their approval for the sale of the plant to Exelon.

The FitzPatrick plant recently returned to full operation following a refueling outage. The outage was a joint effort between Entergy and Exelon Corp.


U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant license transfer from Entergy to Exelon Generation:

“Today is an exciting day for Oswego County as operation of the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power plant transfers from Entergy to Exelon. With the plant now back at full operating capacity, I will continue to do everything I can to support clean, dependable nuclear power and the hundreds of hardworking men and women working at FitzPatrick."

Rep. Katko has been a steadfast champion of the nuclear industry in Central New York. In September, he urged federal regulators to act swiftly in approving the ownership transfer of FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant.

Congressman John Katko represents the 24th Congressional District of New York, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and the western portion of Oswego County. For more information visit or

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