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DETROIT EDISON RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR FERMI 2 POWER BOOST

 DETROIT EDISON RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR FERMI 2 POWER BOOST
 NEWPORT, Mich., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Edison (NYSE: DTE)


today received permission from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to increase its capacity to produce electricity from the Fermi 2 power plant.
 The NRC approved a 4-percent increase in steam production which will enable Fermi 2 to produce an additional 46 megawatts of electricity, or a maximum of 1,139 megawatts -- enough to meet the needs of a city of 1 million people.
 Modifications to ost about $9 million, which is considerably less than the $67 million cost estimated to build a 46-megawatt generating plant.
 During the refueling, when the plant is shut down, changes will be made to permit increased water flow to the nuclear reactor. This will produce more steam to power the electric generator and increase electricity production. The changes also will require recalibration of safety system instruments.
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 /CONTACT: Lorie N. Kessler, 313-237-8807, or Scott L. Simons, 313-237-8808, both of Detroit Edison/
 (DTE) CO: Detroit Edison ST: Michigan IN: UTI SU:


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