Milestones

2008—Completed Refuel 16 and surpassed more than 9 million hours worked without a lost-time accident.

2007—Completed Refuel 15 in 34 days, 7 hours, 8 minutes, which was the shortest in Wolf Creek history.

2006—Completed longest continuous run, 506 days; second breaker-to-breaker run for Wolf Creek.

2005—Completed Refuel 14.

2004—Formed Joint Labor Management Team between Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

2003—Completed Refuel 13.

2002—Shortest refueling outage in Wolf Creek history, 35 days, 19 hours and 17 minutes.

2001—Exceeded one million hours worked without a lost-time accident.

2000—Continuously operated at or near 100 percent power for 395 days; completed fuel pool rerack modification project, providing used fuel storage capacity until 2025.

1999—Began Refuel 10, April 3, after completing more than 487 days continuous operation.

1998—Highest capacity factor of 99.9 percent—fourth in the world.

1997—Operated more than 300 days at 100 percent power.

1996—Wolf Creek Lake (now Coffey County Lake) opened to public fishing.

1995—Produced 10,494,705 gross Mwh of electricity (more electricity than any other U.S. single-unit nuclear plant). Ranked ninth in the world in electricity production among nuclear units.

1994—Lowest fuel cost of U.S. nuclear plants for the fifth consecutive year.

1993—Achieved 10 million employee-hours without a lost-time accident.

1992—Lowest production costs of U.S. nuclear power plants, $12.49/Mwh.

1991—World record 487 days of continuous operation.

1990—Second lowest production costs of U.S. nuclear power plants, $12.85/Mwh.

Lowest production costs of all U.S. nuclear plants 1989 and 1992. 

Records for electricity production, first and second years of commercial operation.