Wolf Creek

Basic Facts:

  • Location: Hampden Township, Kansas
  • Owner: Evergy (94%), Kansas Electric Power Co (6%)
  • Operator: Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Co
  • Construction Cost: $7B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 1,200 MW
  • Property Size: 12,000 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 1,000
  • Expected Shut Down Date: 2045
  • Current DTF Balance: $470M (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $1.2B (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $520M (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 772 metric tons
Wolf Creek Photo


The Wolf Creek nuclear power station consists of a single pressurized water reactor. Construction began in 1977 with licensed operations commencing in 1985.

In 2008, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a twenty-year license renewal for Wolf Creek, extending its licensed operational life to 2045.


The Wolf Creek nuclear power plant is located within Coffey County, Kansas. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population:8,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $50,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 5.4%

Wolf Creek Nuclear facility contributes approximately $30M in state and local taxes annually and employs upwards of 1,000 workers in Coffey County. The annual economic benefit of the plant to the state is approximately $165M, which includes payroll and taxes.

Contact Information

Economic Development Administration Representative:

Economic Development District

University Center

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Unless specific costing information has been provided, decommissioning costs were derived from 2017 Decommissioning Funding Status Report.
Information herein obtained from public sources. Corrections are welcome and may be directed to [email protected].

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