LinkWolf Creek nuclear power plant located near Burlington, Kansas, occupies 9,818 acres (40 km²) of the total 11,800 acres (48 km²) controlled by the owner. Wolf Creek, dammed to create Coffey County Lake (formerly Wolf Creek Lake), provides not only the name, but cooling water for the reactor.

This Wolf Creek nuclear power plant has one Westinghouse pressurized water reactor which came on line on June 4, 1985. The reactor is rated at 1,170 MW(e).

On October 4, 2006, the operator applied to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a renewal and extension of the plant's operating license. The NRC granted the renewal on November 20, 2008, extending the license from forty years to sixty.

The Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, a Delaware corporation, operates the power plant. The ownership is divided between Kansas Gas & Electric Co. (47%) (now known as Westar Energy), Kansas City Power and Light Company (47%), and Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (6%).
Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant
Country United States
Locale Hampden Township, Coffey County, near Burlington, Kansas
Status Operational
Commission date September 3, 1985
Licence expiration March 11, 2045
Owner(s) Westar Energy (47%),
Kansas City Power and Light Company (47%),
Kansas Electric Power Cooperative (6%)
Operator(s) Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp. (WNOC)
Architect(s) Bechtel

Reactor information
Reactors operational 1 x 1,166 MW
Reactor type(s) pressurized water reactor
Reactor supplier(s) Westinghouse

Power generation information
Annual generation 10,369 GW·h

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