Point Beach Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2 are located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin approximately 13 miles north-northwest of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The Westinghouse PWRs are operated by NextEra Energy Resources Point Beach LLC and owned by NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. Unit 1 is licensed to operate until October 5, 2030. Unit 2 is licensed to operate until March 8, 2033.
The ISFSI for Point Beach began accepting SNF from both units in 1995 pursuant to a general license. The ISFSI is located approximately 3,000 feet northwest of the plant site within its own security fences. The first dry casks used at the ISFSI were manufactured by BF Fuel Solutions (the VCS-24 canister type) and they are located on a concrete storage pad approximately 35 feet wide by 200 feet long (the left side of the photo). There are a total of 16 VCS-24 casks storing 384 SNF assemblies. Currently the Transnuclear NUHOMS cask system (32PT canister type) is being used, and they are located on a separate concrete storage page approximately 110 feet wide by 200 feet long (the right side of the photo). There are a total of 14 NUHOMS casks storing 448 SNF assemblies. As of the end of July 2009, a total of 30 casks storing 832 SNF assemblies are in place on the Point Beach ISFSI. As of the end of December 2010, there was 1,310 metric tons of SNF stored at the two nuclear power plant sites located in the State of Wisconsin — Kewaunee and Point Beach.