Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant Closure Date Set

Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant

The Omaha Public Power District set an official closure date for the 479-MW Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant.

OPPD said the single-unit plant will cease operations on Monday, October 24, 2016. Closing the plant is estimated to save OPPD between $735 million and $994 million over the next 20 years. The utility will submit the cease operations to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Aug. 26.

In June 2016, OPPD announced it would decommission Fort Calhoun due to changes in the energy market. The plant is currently undergoing the “end-of-life operation” phase, which includes decommissioning planning and preparation.

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