Indian Point Energy Center Factsheet

Owner-Operator: Entergy Nuclear
Location: Buchanan, N.Y., Westchester County, on the east bank of the Hudson River
Capacity: 2,069 megawatts
Total employment: Over 1,100

Technical Facts — Indian Point 2

Capacity: 
Rated Thermal Power 3216 gross megawatts
Net Electrical Rating 1032 megawatts
Reactors: 
Type Westinghouse 4 loop pressurized water reactor (PWR)
Coolant Water
Moderator Water
Coolant Pressure 2235 pounds per square inch
Operating Temperature 562 degrees F
Heat Output 11,023,829,000 BTU’s per hour
Fuel Core: 
Pellets: 
Material Uranium dioxide (UO2)
Enrichment 3.6 to 4.8 % U-235
Length 0.60 inches
Diameter 0.3659 inches
Pellets per Fuel Assembly Approx. 48,960
Total Pellets in Core Approx. 9,400,000
Fuel Rods/Fuel Assemblies: 
Material Zirlo
Cladding Thickness 0.0243 inches
Outside Diameter 0.422 inches
Active Length 144 inches
Rods (with fuel) per Fuel Assembly 204
Number of Fuel Assemblies 193
Control Rod Assemblies:  
Neutron Absorber Silver-Indium-Cadmium
Shape Cylindrical Rods
Assembly Length 12 feet
Number of Control Rod Assemblies 53
Reactor Vessel:  
Material Stainless steel clad low alloy steel
Inside Diameter 14 feet 6 inches
Height 44 feet
Design Pressure 2500 pounds per square inch
Containment:  
Material Reinforced concrete with a carbon steel liner
Height Approx. 215.5 feet
Diameter Approx. 135 feet
Wall Thickness 3.5 to 4.5 feet
Design Pressure 47 pounds per square inch
Generator :  
Generation Voltage 22,000 volts
Rotation Speed 1,800 rpm
Condenser Cooling :  
Type Once through heat exchanger
Cooling Source Hudson River
Volume of Cooling water 840,000 gallons/minute

Technical Facts – Indian Point 3

Capacity: 
Rated Thermal Power 3188 gross megawatts
Net Electrical Rating 1051 megawatts
Reactors:  
Type Westinghouse 4 loop pressurized water reactor (PWR)
Coolant Water
Moderator Water
Coolant Pressure 2235 pounds per square inch
Operating Temperature 567 degrees F
Heat Output 10,898,865,000 BTU’s per hour
Fuel Core:  
Pellets: 
Material Uranium dioxide (UO2)
Enrichment 4.4 to 4.95 % U-235
Length 0.60 inches
Diameter 0.3659 inches
Pellets per Fuel Assembly Approx. 48,960
Total Pellets in Core Approx. 9,400,000
Fuel Rods/Fuel Assemblies: 
Material Zirlo
Cladding Thickness 0.0243 inches
Outside Diameter 0.422 inches
Active Length 144 inches
Rods (with fuel) per Fuel Assembly 204
Number of Fuel Assemblies 193
Control Rod Assemblies:  
Neutron Absorber Silver-Indium-Cadmium
Shape Cylindrical Rods
Assembly Length 12 feet
Number of Control Rod Assemblies 53
Reactor Vessel:  
Material Stainless steel clad low alloy steel
Inside Diameter 14 feet 5 inches
Height 43 feet and 10 inches
Design Pressure 2500 pounds per square inch
Containment:  
Material Reinforced concrete with a carbon steel liner
Height Approx. 215.5 feet
Diameter Approx. 135 feet
Wall Thickness 3.5 to 4.5 feet
Design Pressure 47 pounds per square inch
Generator :  
Generation Voltage 22,000 volts
Rotation Speed 1,800 rpm
Condenser Cooling :  
Type Once through heat exchanger
Cooling Source Hudson River
Volume of Cooling water 840,000 gallons/minute