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 Wisconsin profile
|Primary energy source||Summer capacity
|Share of State total
|Share of State total
|Hydro and Pumped Storage||492||2.8||2,112||3.3|
|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
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.
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.