U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Nuclear & Uranium
State Nuclear Profiles
Data for 2010 | Release Date: April 26, 2012 | Next Release: February 2013 | full report
Arkansas Nuclear Profile 2010 Arkansas profile
|Primary energy source||Summer capacity
|Share of State total
|Share of State ttal
|Hydro and Pumped Storage||1,369||8.6||3,658||6.0|
1Municipal Solid Waste net generation is allocated according to the biogenic and non-biogenic components of the fuel; however, all Municipal Solid Waste summer capacity is classified as Renewable
Plant in State
Operator: Entergy Arkansas
Location: Arkansas Nuclear One power plant is located on a 1,100-acre site near Russellville.
Construction Cost: $2.522 billion (2007 USD)2
Reactor Descriptions: Unit 1 is a Babcock & Wilcox two-loop pressurized water reactor. Unit 2 is a Combustion Engineering two-loop pressurized water reactor.
Cooling System: Unit 1 uses water from Lake Dardanelle for cooling in a once-through system. Unit 2 also draws water from the lake but supplements the cooling with a 553 feet high natural draft cooling tower.
2Nuclear Power Plant Construction Activity, DOE/EIA-0473(86), Energy Information Administration, 1986, pp 16-17, Table 5. Adjusted to 2007 Dollars using Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index.