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Data for 2010  |  Release Date: April 26, 2012  |  Next Release: February 2013  |   full report

Iowa Nuclear Profile 2010 Iowa profile

Iowa total electric power industry, summer capacity and net generation, by energy
source, 2010  
Primary energy source Summer capacity
(mw)
Share of State total
(percent)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Share of State total
(percent)
Nuclear 601 4.1 4,451 7.7
Coal 6,956 47.7 41,283 71.8
Hydro and Pumped Storage 144 1.0 948 1.6
Natural Gas 2,299 15.8 1,312 2.3
Other Renewable1 3,584 24.6 9,360 16.3
Petroleum 1,007 6.9 154 .0.3
Total 14,592 100.0 57,509 100
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.
Notes: Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
Other Renewable: Wood, black liquor, other wood waste, biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agriculture byproducts, other biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic energy, and wind.
Sources: Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report," and Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."

Iowa nuclear power plants, summer capacity and net generation, 2010  
Plant name/total reactors Summer capacity
(mw)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Share of State nuclear
net generation (percent)
Owner
Duane Arnold Energy Center
Unit 1
601 4,451 100.0 Nextra Energy Duane Arnold LLC
1 Plant
1 Reactor
601 4,451 100.0  
Note: Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
Source: Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report," and Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."

Plants in State

Duane Arnold Energy Center Nuclear Plant 
Unit Summer capacity
(mw)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Summer capacity factor (percent) Type Commercial operation date License expiration date
1 601 4,451 84.5 BWR 2/1/1975 2/21/2014
  601 4,451 84.5      
Data for 2010
BWR = Boiling Water Reactor.
Note: Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
Source: Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report," and Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."

Operator: FPL Energy Duane Arnold, LLC

Location and Service Territory: The single-unit Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) is located on a 500-acre site on the western bank of the Cedar River near Palo, Iowa.

Construction Cost: $1.165 billion (2007 USD)2

Staffing: Approximately 500 employees

Reactor Descriptions: The Duane Arnold unit is a General Electric Type 4 boiling water reactor.

Cooling System: Duane Arnold is cooled by two mechanical draft cooling towers supplied by water from the Cedar River.


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.

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