Extreme Northwest weather — hot and cold — drives new record at only WA nuclear plant
FEBRUARY 10, 2023
The Pacific Northwest’s only nuclear commercial power plant set a new generation record in 2022, a year of weather extremes. The Energy Northwest’s Columbia Generating Station produced 9.8 million megawatt hours of electricity in the last year. That’s the most of any calendar or fiscal year in the plant’s 38-year history. It was enough electricity to power more than 1 million homes.