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

Nuclear Profile 2010 Wisconsin profile

Wisconsin 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 1,584 8.9 13,281 20.7
Coal 8,063 45.2 40,169 62.5
Hydro and Pumped Storage 492 2.8 2,112 3.3
Natural Gas 6,110 34.3 5,497 8.5
Other 1 21 0.1 63 0.1
Other Renewable1 775 4.3 2,474 3.8
Petroleum 790 4.4 718 1.1
Total 17,836 100.0 64,314 100.0
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."

Wisconsin 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
Kewaunee
Unit 1
556 4,990 37.6 Dominion Energy Kewaunee Inc.
Point Beach Nuclear Plant
Unit 1, Unit 2
1,018 8,291 62.4 NextEra Energy Point Beach LLC
2 Plants
3 Reactors
1,584 13,281 100.0  
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

Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant 
Unit Summer capacity
(mw)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Summer capacity factor (percent) Type Commercial operation date License expiration date
1 556 4,990 100.6 PWR 6/16/1974 12/21/2013
  556 4,990 100.6      
Data for 2010
PWR = Pressurized Light 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: Dominion Energy Kewaunee

Location and Service Territory: The Kewaunee nuclear plant occupies a 900-acre site in Carlton, Wisconsin, about 35 miles southeast of Green Bay.

Construction Cost: $776.15 million (2007 USD)2

Reactor Description: Kewaunee Station has a single Westinghouse two-loop pressurized water reactor.

Cooling System: Kewaunee uses water from Lake Michigan in its once-through cooling system.



Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant 
Unit Summer capacity
(mw)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Summer capacity factor (percent) Type Commercial operation date License expiration date
1 506 3,954 89.2 PWR 12/21/1970 10/5/2030
2 512 4,336 96.7 PWR 10/1/1972 3/8/2033
  1,018 8,291 93.0      
Data for 2010
PWR = Pressurized Light 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 Point Beach, LLC

Location and Service Territory: Point Beach Nuclear Plant is located about a mile from the town of Two Creeks in Manitowic County on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The site covers 1,050 acres, with all but 70 acres used mainly for agriculture.

Construction Cost: $589.1 million (2007 USD)2

Staffing: Approximately 660 employees work at the plant. Management of the site was consolidated with the Kewaunee plant.

Reactor Descriptions: Both of the units are Westinghouse two-loop pressurized water reactors.

Cooling System: Point Beach is cooled with a once-through cooling system that draws water from Lake Michigan.


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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