Nuclear Energy

Nebraska’s largest source of emission-free electricity

Cooper Nuclear Station (CNS) operates as the largest, single-unit electrical generator in the state, generating 820 megawatts of electricity. This would be enough power to supply more than 310,000 residential customers during the hottest summer. 

In late November 2010, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission renewed the plant’s license for 20 more years, through January 18, 2034. 

NPPD has a support service agreement with Entergy Nuclear Nebraska through 2029. CNS provides Nebraskans with safe, clean & reliable electricity.

Cooper Nuclear Station

Cooper Nuclear Station

Nebraska map with a circle showing location of Cooper Nuclear Station
Location:
Brownville
Capacity:
810 MW
Units:
1
Fuel:
Uranium
Employs:
690
In-service:
July 1, 1974
License:
Licensed with the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission until 2034