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McGuire Nuclear Station

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The McGuire Nuclear Station is a nuclear power plant located about 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Charlotte, North Carolina, on the state's largest lake, Lake Norman . It is a 32,500-acre (132 km²) lake created in 1963 by Duke Power for the Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station. The McGuire units use the lake's water for cooling.

This plant has two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors and has a capability to produce 2,200 megawatts of power, with a net generation of 17,514 GW·h in 2005. This represents 44% of the total nuclear power generation for the state of North Carolina.


 Ownership

The McGuire plant is operated by Duke Power Company and owned by the Duke Energy Corporation.

 License

The original operating licenses' expiration dates were 2021-06-12 for Unit 1 and 2023-03-03 for Unit 2. In 2003, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) renewed the licenses for both reactors for an additional twenty years.[2]

 References

  1. ^ "North Carolina Nuclear Industry". Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/nuclear/page/at_a_glance/states/statesnc.html. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  2. ^ "NRC Renews Licenses for Catawba and McGuire Nuclear Power Plants for an Additional 20 Years". Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). December 5, 2003. http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/2003/03-159.html. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 

 External links

  • Official Site From Duke Energy
  • "McGuire Nuclear Power Plant, North Carolina". Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). October 3, 2008. http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/nuclear/page/at_a_glance/reactors/mcguire.html. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  • "McGuire 1 Pressurized Water Reactor". Operating Nuclear Power Reactors. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). February 14, 2008. http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactor/mcg1.html. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  • "McGuire 2 Pressurized Water Reactor". Operating Nuclear Power Reactors. NRC. February 14, 2008. http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactor/mcg2.html. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
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