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

Michigan Nuclear Profile 2010 Michigan profile

Michigan 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 3,947 13.2 29,625 26.6
Coal 11,531 38.7 65,604 58.8
Hydro and Pumped Storage 2,109 7.1 228 0.2
Natural Gas 11,033 37.0 12,249 11.0
Other 1 - - 631 0.6
Other Renewable1 571 1.9 2,832 2.5
Petroleum 640 2.1 382 0.3
Total 29,831 100.0 111,551 100.0
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.
- = 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."

Michigan 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
Donald C Cook
Unit 1, Unit 2
2,069 15,646 52.8 Indiana Michigan Power Co
Fermi
Unit 2
1,106 7,738 26.1 Detriot Edison Co
Palisades
Unit 1
793 6,241 21.1 Entergy Nuclear Palisades LLC
3 Plants
4 Reactors
3,947 29,625 100.0  
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

D.C. (Donald C.) Cook Nuclear Plant 
Unit Summer capacity
(mw)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Summer capacity factor (percent) Type Commercial operation date License expiration date
1 1,009 7,807 88.3 PWR 8/28/1975 10/25/2034
2 1,060 7,839 84.4 PWR 7/1/1978 12/23/2037
  2,069 15,646 86.3      
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: 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.


Fermi Nuclear Power Plant 
Unit Summer capacity
(mw)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Summer capacity factor (percent) Type Commercial operation date License expiration date
2 1,085 7,738 81.4 BWR 1/23/1988 3/20/2025
  1,085 7,738 81.4      
Data for 2010
BWR = Boiling 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: 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.

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant 
Unit Summer capacity
(mw)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Summer capacity factor (percent) Type Commercial operation date License expiration date
1 793 6,241 89.8 PWR 12/31/1971 3/24/2031
  793 6,241 89.8      
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: 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.

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