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About Palisades Power Plant

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, located in Covert, Michigan, is owned by Entergy, one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. It is a one-unit, pressurized water reactor capable of producing enough energy for approximately 800,000 homes. Palisades began commercial operation in December 1971 and has a license to operate through 2031.

Specifications

Location: Covert, Mich. (five miles south of South Haven, Mich.)

Reactor Manufacturer: Combustion Engineering

Turbine-Generator: Westinghouse Electric

Architect-Engineer/Constructor: Bechtel Power Corporation

Commercial Operation Date: Dec. 1971

Maximum Dependable Capacity: 798 megawatts

License Expiration Date: 2031

Ownership: Entergy

Entergy status: Entergy assumed operating authority from the owner in April 2007.

Address

Palisades Nuclear Plant
27780 Blue Star Memorial Highway
Covert, Mich. 49043-9530

Milestones

1966: Construction begins.

1971: First commercial generation of electricity on Dec. 31.

2000: Nuclear Management Company begins operating the plant. Consumers Energy retains ownership.

2005: Nuclear Management Company, on behalf of Consumers Energy, files a 20-year license renewal application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

2007: Entergy signs closing agreement on April 11, 2007 to assume ownership of Palisades Power Plant.



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