Cooper Nuclear Station

Operator: Nebraska Public Power District
Location: 23 MI S of Nebraska City, NE
Cooper Nuclear Station
P.O. Box 98
Brownville, NE 68321
Operating License Unit 1: Issued – January 18, 1974, Expires – January 18, 2034
Reactor Type: Boiling Water Reactor (BWR)
Electrical Output Unit 1: 800 Megawatts Electrical (MWe)
Owned and operated by Nebraska Public Power District, Cooper Nuclear Station (CNS) is the largest single-unit electrical generator in the state of Nebraska. CNS generates 800 megawatts of electricity and accounts for roughly 25 percent of NPPD's total annual generation.

Plant construction began in 1968, and the unit was put into commercial operation in July of 1974. In November 2010, CNS’ operating license was renewed, extending its commercial operation to 2034.

Located three miles south of Brownville in southeast Nebraska, the facility is named after natives Guy Cooper, Jr., and Guy Cooper, Sr., in recognition of their contributions to public power in Nebraska.

CNS employs approximately 750 full-time personnel. Management support services are provided by Entergy Nuclear Nebraska.

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