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
Michigan Nuclear Profile 2010 Michigan profile
|Primary energy source||Summer capacity
|Share of State total
|Share of State total
|Hydro and Pumped Storage||2,109||7.1||228||0.2|
|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.
- = No data reported.
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: Indiana Michigan Power Company
Location and Service Territory: The Cook facility is located in Bridgman, 11 miles south of St. Joseph, Michigan.
Construction Cost: $3.352 billion (2007 USD)2
Staffing: Approximately 900 employees
Reactor Descriptions: Both units at Cook are Westinghouse four-loop pressurized water reactors.
Cooling System: Located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, the Cook plant relies on a once-through system for cooling.
Operator: Detroit Edison Company
Location and Service Territory: Named for the first physicist to initiate a controlled nuclear chain reaction, the Enrico Fermi plant is located on Lake Erie, near Detroit.
Construction Cost: $6.110 billion (2007 USD)2
Reactor Descriptions: The only licensed reactor at the plant is Fermi 2, a General Electric Type 4 boiling water reactor.
Cooling System: Fermi relies on natural draft cooling towers that draw water from Lake Erie.
Operator: Entergy Nuclear Generation Company.
Location and Service Territory: The Palisades nuclear plant is located on a site of about 432 acres near South Haven, Michigan. The topography of the site and surrounding area consists mainly of sand dunes, mostly forested.
Construction Cost: $630 million (2007 USD).2
Reactor Descriptions: Palisades has a single Combustion Engineering two-loop pressurized water reactor.
Cooling System: Cooling water is supplied by Lake Michigan for its mechanical draft cooling towers.
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.