After powering the nuclear plant down for the last time, personnel are now preparing for the next steps in the process.
On Sept. 29, OPPD began to transition the nuclear plant into the process of powering down as it heads toward decommissioning.
All eyes in the nuclear industry were on Fort Calhoun Station in the fall of 2006 for an unprecedented refurbishment outage
The nuclear plant played a big role in powering southeast Nebraska during the past four decades.
After Fort Calhoun decision, OPPD’s ‘fleet workhorse’ could be tapped as a peaking plant.
The first fuel was loaded into FCS’ reactor over a 16-day period in 1973, five years after construction began.
FCS came online in 1973, bringing OPPD into the Atomic Age.
Since it officially came online Sept. 1, 1973, Fort Calhoun Station has been a vital part of Omaha Public Power District’s
Closing plant will allow rate freeze, driving them 20% below regional average.
There are two commonly used methods to decommission a nuclear power plant.