Palisades Nuclear Plant denied funds to restart
- Nov 22, 2022 12:29 pm GMT
Palisades in Grand Haven Michigan - an 880 MW nuclear plant that produced 6,994 GWH per year, on average over its lifetime will not restart.
That means to get enough energy to replace Palisades on a cold winter day (there is no long-term storage to shift energy from April to December) more than 98,000 Acres (39,000 hectares) of farm land will have to be converted solar production, and more than 18 GW of day night shifting storage will be required.
Total cost: $33 BILLION dollars and investment tax credits of over $10 billion.
Oh, and yes Michigan, like Germany will burn more coal for the next few years.
Congratulations to Governor Whitmer and here administration & to the MPSC. 😒
Oh, and lets not forget to thank former Governor of Michigan (and current Energy Secretary) Granholm.
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