Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant

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Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant
Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant is located in Germany
Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant in Germany
Country Germany
Coordinates 49°15′9″N 8°26′11″E / 49.25250°N 8.43639°E / 49.25250; 8.43639Coordinates: 49°15′9″N 8°26′11″E / 49.25250°N 8.43639°E / 49.25250; 8.43639
Construction began 1970
Commission date May 7, 1979
Operator(s) EnBW
Nuclear power station
Cooling source Rhine River
Cooling towers 2
Power generation
Units operational 1 PWR × 1392 MW net
Capacity factor 89.3%
Annual output 17,845 GWh
Site of EnBW

The Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant is located in Philippsburg in Karlsruhe (district). It is operated by EnBW Kernkraft GmbH.

It houses two units, the first a boiling water reactor (BWR) and the second a pressurized water reactor (PWR).

For the first unit, parts made for the cancelled Wyhl plant were used. The second unit was originally planned to be a BWR as well but plans later changed. Final disconnection for both units was scheduled for 2011 for unit 1 and 2017 for unit 2, but as of 2010 had been changed to 2026 and 2032 respectively.[1]

Following the incident at the Fukushima plant in Japan reactor 1 was closed on 17 March 2011 for a three-month moratorium on nuclear power. The outcome of this moratorium was announced on the morning of 30 May 2011 and Philippsburg-1 was named as a plant that would not be returning to generation at the end of the moratorium.



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