[AmerenUE, UniStar Nuclear, 5 April] AmerenUE, a subsidiary of Ameren Corp, has signed an agreement with UniStar Nuclear to assist in preparing a combined construction and operating licence (COL) application for a new nuclear power plant. UniStar Nuclear, the jointly developed nuclear business enterprise of Constellation Energy and Areva Inc., is working toward developing and deploying a proposed standardized fleet of advanced US Evolutionary Power Reactors (US EPR) in the USA. AmerenUE has operated the single-unit Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri since 1984, and the Callaway site is one of a number of sites UniStar is evaluating. AmerenUE and UniStar need to submit the COL application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 2008 to be eligible for incentives available under provisions of the 2005 Energy Policy Act.
WNA's US Nuclear Power Industry information paper