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
Louisiana Nuclear Profile 2010 Louisiana profile
|Primary energy source||Summer capacity
|Share of State total
|Share of State total
|Hydro and Pumped Storage||192||0.7||1,109||1.1|
|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: Blast furnace gas, propane gas, other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels, non-biogenic municipal solid waste, batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, sulfur, tire-derived fuel, and miscellaneous technologies.
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."
Plants in State
Operator: Entergy Gulf States
Location and Service Territory: The River Bend Station is on a 3,300-acre site in West Feliciana near the State Capitol at Baton Rouge.
Construction Cost: $7.198 billion (2007 USD)2
Staffing: The plant has approximately 560 full-time employees.
Reactor Descriptions: The nuclear generating unit is a General Electric Type 6 boiling water reactor.
Cooling System: Cooling water is supplied by the Mississippi River for its mechanical draft cooling towers.
Operator: Entergy Louisiana
Location and Service Territory: The Waterford plant is on a 3,000-acre site near Taft, Louisiana, in St. Charles Parish. This is the closest nuclear plant to New Orleans.
Construction Cost: $5.476 billion (2007 USD)2
Reactor Descriptions: The two-loop, pressurized water reactor at Waterford was built by Combustion Engineering.
Cooling System: Waterford relies on mechanical draft cooling towers that draw water from the Mississippi 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.