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

Kansas Nuclear Profile 2010 Kansas profile

Kansas 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 1,160 9.2 9,556 19.9
Coal 5,179 41.3 32,505 67.8
Hydro and Pumped Storage 3 * 13 *
Natural Gas 4,573 36.5 2,287 4.8
Other Renewable1 1,079 8.6 3,459 7.2
Petroleum 550 4.4 103 0.2
Total 12,543 100.0 47,924 100
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.
* = Absolute percentage less than 0.05.
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."

Kansas 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
Wolf Creek Generating Station
Unit 1
1,160 9,556 100.0 Wolf Creek Nuclear Optg Corp
1 Plant
1 Reactor
1,160 9,556 100.0  
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

Wolf Creek Generating Station 
Unit Summer capacity
(mw)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Summer capacity factor (percent) Type Commercial operation date License expiration date
1 1,160 9,566 94.0 PWR 9/3/1985 3/11/2045
  1,160 9,566 94.0      
Data for 2010
PWR = Pressurized Light 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: Kansas Gas & Electric Company

Location and Service Territory: Located four miles northeast of Burlington in Coffey County, Kansas, the Wolf Creek plant site occupies 9,818 acres of the total 11,800 acres controlled by the owner.

Construction Cost: $5.771 billion (2007 USD)2

Reactor Descriptions: Wolf Creek is a Westinghouse four-loop pressurized water reactor and holds 193 fuel assemblies.

Cooling System: Cooling water is drawn from Wolf Creek Cooling Lake, now known as Coffey County Lake.


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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