The Palisades Power Plant located near Kalamazoo Michigan is owned by Entergy. It's a one-unit, pressurized water reactor, rated at 789 megawatt capacity that is in good material condition. Palisades began commercial operation in December 1971.
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
1966: Construction begins.
1969: First shipment of enriched uranium from the Atomic Energy Commission.
1971: First commercial generation of electricity on Dec. 31.
1975: Mechanical draft cooling towers enter service.
1997: Plant celebrates silver anniversary.
2000: Nuclear Management Company begins operating the plant. Consumers Energy retains ownership.
2003: Fastest refueling outage (35 days) and first zero-recordable injury outage since going online Dec. 31, 1971.
2004: Plant operates continuously for 478 days, the longest continuous electric generating operation of any CMS Energy facility.
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.