Watts Bar Nuclear Plant

Hwy 68 PO Box 2000, Spring City, TN 37381

Plant Summary Information

Watts Bar Nuclear Plant is ranked #17 out of 11,249 power plants nationwide in terms of total annual net electricity generation.

Watts Bar Nuclear Plant is comprised of 2 generators and generated 6.8 TWh during the 3-month period between December 2023 to March 2024.

Plant NameWatts Bar Nuclear Plant
Utility NameTennessee Valley Authority
LocationRhea County, TN
Initial Operation DateMay 1996
Last Update Mar 2024
Annual Generation 20.4 TWh
Annual Consumption 212.8 M MMBtu
Ranked #17 out of 11,249 Power Plants Nationwide
Ranked #15 out of 54 Nuclear Power Plants Nationwide
Ranked #2 out of 82 Tennessee Power Plants
Ranked #2 out of 2 Tennessee Nuclear Power Plants
Fuel Types Nuclear

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Monthly Net Generation for Watts Bar Nuclear Plant

Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Details

Summary Information
Plant NameWatts Bar Nuclear Plant (7722)
Plant AddressHwy 68 PO Box 2000 Spring City, TN 37381
UtilityTennessee Valley Authority (18642)
Latitude, Longitude35.6021, -84.7895
Generation Dates on FileJan 2001 to Mar 2024
Initial Operation DateMay 1996
Annual Generation 20.4 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 RegionSERC
Balancing AuthorityTennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
NAICS CodeUtilities (22)
Sector Electric Utility (1)
Water SourceChickamauga Lake
Ash Impoundment
Transmission / Distribution OwnerTennessee Valley Authority (18642) TN
Grid Voltage 500.00 kV
Energy StorageNo

Generator 1 Details Operating May 1996

TechnologyNuclear
Prime MoverSteam Turbine
OwnershipSingle Owner
Nameplate Capacity1269.9 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.9
Summer Capacity1123 MW
Winter Capacity1179 MW
Minimum Load1123 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateMay 1996
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNuclear
Solid Fuel Gasification No
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full LoadOVER
Multiple FuelsNo

Generator 2 Details Operating June 2016

TechnologyNuclear
Prime MoverSteam Turbine
OwnershipSingle Owner
Nameplate Capacity1269.9 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.9
Summer Capacity1122 MW
Winter Capacity1164 MW
Minimum Load1122 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateJune 2016
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNuclear
Solid Fuel Gasification No
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full LoadOVER
Multiple FuelsNo

Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Plant Owners

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