Iowa nuclear plant set to close next year

It’s been a well-run and reliable nuclear power plant for 45 years, but Iowa’s last such facility is likely to close next year.

Florida-based owner NextEra Energy says it plans to close the Duane Arnold Energy Center by the end of 2020, according to a story by the Gazette in Iowa. This story in the Gazette details some of the Arnold reactor’s history and place within the Iowa generation sector.

The facility is in Palo, Iowa, and was commissioned in 1975. It generates 615 MW with one boiling water reactor supplied by GE

Click here to read more of the story on the Duane Arnold Energy Center.


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