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
Nuclear Profile 2010 Texas profile
|Primary energy source||Summer capacity
|Share of State total
|Share of State total
|Hydro and Pumped Storage||689||0.6||1,262||0.3|
|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.
Source:Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report," and Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."
Plants in State
Location and Service Territory: The Comanche Peak power plant is located in Somervell County.
Reactor Descriptions: Both units are Westinghouse four-loop pressurized water reactors.
Cooling System: Comanche Peak uses a once-through cooling system that draws water from the Squaw Creek Reservoir.
Operator: STP Nuclear Operating Company.
Location and Service Territory: The South Texas Project (STP) is located in Matagorda County between Bay City and Palacios.
Staffing: There are 1,300 full-time personnel, including contractors.
Reactor Descriptions: Both South Texas reactors are Westinghouse four-loop pressurized water reactors holding 193 fuel assemblies.
Cooling System: STP is cooled by water from its own 7,000 acre reservoir.
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.