Palo Verde

Wintersburg Road, Wintersburg, AZ 85036

Plant Summary Information

Palo Verde is ranked #1 out of 11,249 power plants nationwide in terms of total annual net electricity generation.

Palo Verde is comprised of 3 generators and generated 11.7 TWh during the 3-month period between December 2023 to March 2024.

Plant NamePalo Verde
Utility NameArizona Public Service Co
LocationMaricopa County, AZ
Initial Operation DateJanuary 1986
Last Update Mar 2024
Annual Generation 34.5 TWh
Annual Consumption 361.0 M MMBtu
Ranked #1 out of 11,249 Power Plants Nationwide
Ranked #1 out of 54 Nuclear Power Plants Nationwide
Ranked #1 out of 150 Arizona Power Plants
Ranked #1 out of 1 Arizona Nuclear Power Plants
Fuel Types Nuclear

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Monthly Net Generation for Palo Verde

Palo Verde Details

Summary Information
Plant NamePalo Verde (6008)
Plant AddressWintersburg Road Wintersburg, AZ 85036
UtilityArizona Public Service Co (803)
Latitude, Longitude33.3881, -112.8617
Generation Dates on FileJan 2001 to Mar 2024
Initial Operation DateJanuary 1986
Annual Generation 34.5 TWh
Fuel Types Nuclear
 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Information
FERC Cogeneration StatusNo
FERC Small Power Producer StatusNo
FERC Exempt Wholesale Generator StatusNo
Regulatory Information
Regulatory StatusRegulated
NERC RegionWECC
Balancing AuthoritySalt River Project (SRP)
NAICS CodeUtilities (22)
Sector Electric Utility (1)
Water SourcePhoenix Area Sewage Effluent
Ash Impoundment No
Transmission / Distribution OwnerSalt River Project (16572) AZ
Grid Voltage 500.00 kV
Energy StorageNo

Generator 1 Details Operating January 1986

TechnologyNuclear
Prime MoverSteam Turbine
OwnershipJointly Owned
Nameplate Capacity1403.2 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.9
Summer Capacity1311 MW
Winter Capacity1333 MW
Minimum Load110 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateJanuary 1986
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNuclear
Startup SourceNuclear
Solid Fuel Gasification No
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full LoadOVER
Multiple FuelsNo

Generator 2 Details Operating September 1986

TechnologyNuclear
Prime MoverSteam Turbine
OwnershipJointly Owned
Nameplate Capacity1403.2 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.9
Summer Capacity1314 MW
Winter Capacity1336 MW
Minimum Load110 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateSeptember 1986
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNuclear
Startup SourceNuclear
Solid Fuel Gasification No
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full LoadOVER
Multiple FuelsNo

Generator 3 Details Operating January 1988

TechnologyNuclear
Prime MoverSteam Turbine
OwnershipJointly Owned
Nameplate Capacity1403.2 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.9
Summer Capacity1312 MW
Winter Capacity1334 MW
Minimum Load110 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateJanuary 1988
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNuclear
Startup SourceNuclear
Solid Fuel Gasification No
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full LoadOVER
Multiple FuelsNo

Palo Verde Plant Owners

Owner NameAddressGeneratorOwnership
Arizona Public Service CoP O Box 53999M S # 9997, Phoenix, AZ 85072Generator 129.10%
El Paso Electric CoP O Box 982, El Paso, TX 79960Generator 115.80%
Los Angeles Department of Water & PowerP O Box 51111, JFB Rm 445, Los Angeles, CA 90051Generator 15.70%
Public Service Co of NMMS 2730414 Silver S.W. AS-7, Albuquerque, NM 87102Generator 110.20%
Salt River ProjectP O Box 52025, Phoenix, AZ 85072Generator 117.49%
Southern California P P A1160 Nicole Court, Glendora, CA 91740Generator 15.91%
Southern California Edison Co2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770Generator 115.80%
Arizona Public Service CoP O Box 53999M S # 9997, Phoenix, AZ 85072Generator 229.10%
El Paso Electric CoP O Box 982, El Paso, TX 79960Generator 215.80%
Los Angeles Department of Water & PowerP O Box 51111, JFB Rm 445, Los Angeles, CA 90051Generator 25.70%
Public Service Co of NMMS 2730414 Silver S.W. AS-7, Albuquerque, NM 87102Generator 210.20%
Salt River ProjectP O Box 52025, Phoenix, AZ 85072Generator 217.49%
Southern California P P A1160 Nicole Court, Glendora, CA 91740Generator 25.91%
Southern California Edison Co2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770Generator 215.80%
Arizona Public Service CoP O Box 53999M S # 9997, Phoenix, AZ 85072Generator 329.10%
El Paso Electric CoP O Box 982, El Paso, TX 79960Generator 315.80%
Los Angeles Department of Water & PowerP O Box 51111, JFB Rm 445, Los Angeles, CA 90051Generator 35.70%
Public Service Co of NMMS 2730414 Silver S.W. AS-7, Albuquerque, NM 87102Generator 310.20%
Salt River ProjectP O Box 52025, Phoenix, AZ 85072Generator 317.49%
Southern California P P A1160 Nicole Court, Glendora, CA 91740Generator 35.91%
Southern California Edison Co2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770Generator 315.80%

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