Nuclear Power Plants in Indiana & Michigan
Big Rock Point
Location: MI
Operator: Consumers Power Co
Configuration: 67 MW BWR
Operation: 1962 (ret 1997)
Reactor supplier: GE
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Bechtel, Chicago Bridge & Iron
Quick facts: The plant was built in 29mos for $27mn.  It received its operating license from the Atomic Energy Commission on 30 Aug 1962 and was shut down on 27 Aug 1997. The plant was named a Nuclear Historical Landmark in 1991. At the end of Aug 2006, the 475ac site was returned to greenfield condition

Photograph courtesy of CMS Energy
Re-posted 30 Aug 2006

DC Cook
Location: MI
Operator: Indiana Michigan Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 1,152 MW, 1 X 1,130 MW PWR
Operation: 1975-1978
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: GE, BBC, Siemens
EPC: American Electric Power Service

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 19 May 2004

 

Fermi
Location: MI
Operator: Detroit Edison Co
Configuration: 1,215 MW BWR
Operation: 1988
Reactor supplier: GE
T/G supplier: English Electric
EPC: S&L, Daniel
Quick facts: A twin, follow-on unit was planned at the Fermi site during early development. This was shelved, but a plans for a second unit have now been revived. This would be a 1,500-MW ABWR from GE Hitachi. Fermi-1 was a 61-MW FBR completed in 1961 and retired in 1972.

Photograph copyright by and courtesy of CAE Inc
Posted 22 May 2004

Marble Hill
Location: IN
Operator: Public Service Indiana
Configuration: 2 X 1,130 MW PWR
Operation: n/a (terminated 1984)
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Sargent & Lundy
Quick facts: This project in New Washington near the Ohio River was first proposed in 1973 with an estimated cost of $700mn. In Aug 1977, PSI received a limited work authorization (LWA) from the NRC at which time, the plant cost was estimated to be $1.4bn  In May 1979, allegations of poor concrete construction surfaced. PSI soldiered on but finally terminated Marble Hill in 1984 after spending about $2.8bn. At termination, the plant was variously said to be only 20% complete or at 80% and 40% completion, for Units 1&2 respectively. The final cost estimate at the time was about $7.7bn. Wabash Valley Power Association had a 17% stake in Marble Hill. Marble Hill was a sister plant to Braidwood and Byron in Illinois.

Photograph by Bryan Napier (wikimedia)
Posted 10 Aug 2008

Midland
Location: MI
Operator: Consumers Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 460 MW, 1 X 811 MW PWR CHP
Operation: n/a (terminated 1984)
Reactor supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: This plant was designed as the world's largest nuclear cogen plant for the adjacent Dow chemical works. After an expenditure of about $4bn, work was stopped at about 85% completion in July 1984. The smaller steam set was later integrated into a large combined-cycle. 

Photograph courtesy of CMS Energy
Posted 28 May 2005

Palisades
Location: MI
Operator: Entergy Corp
Configuration: 845 MW PWR
Operation: 1971
Reactor supplier: CE
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Bechtel

Quick facts: Designed and built for Consumers Power Co. Sold for $389mn to Entergy Corp on 11 Apr 2007. As part of the deal, Entergy agreed to sell 100% of the unit's output back to CMS for 15yrs.

Photograph courtesy of CMS Energy
Posted 29 Apr 2001

Abbreviations 

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 07/23/11

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