- Location: Tonopah, Arizona
- Owner: Arizona Public Service (majority)
- Operator: Arizona Public Service
- Construction Cost: $11.8B (2018$)
- Plant Output: 3,900MW (Combined)
- Property Size: 4,100 acres
- Status: Operational
- Employees: 2,000
- Expected Shut Down Date:
- Unit 1 (2045)
- Unit 2 (2046)
- Unit 3 (2047)
- Current DTF Balance: $3.1B (2018$)
- DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $5.6B (2018$)
- Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1.6B (2018$)
The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station consists of three pressurized water reactors. Construction began in 1976 with licensed operations commencing in 1986 for Units 1 and 2. Unit 3 began operations in 1988.
In 201, the NRC granted license extensions for Units 1, 2 and 3 extending their operational life to 2045, 2046 and 2047 respectively.
The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is located within Maricopa County, Arizona. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:
- Population: 4,300,000
- Per Capita Annual Income: $45,500
- Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 4.2%
Palo Verde is one of the largest single commercial taxpayers in Arizona, paying $55 million in property taxes in 2017.
Economic Development Administration Representative:
- Jacob Macias, Seattle Regional Office, t:(206) 220-7666, e: [email protected]
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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