Palisades Economic Recovery Initiative

Nuclear Power Station

Project Summary Description

The goal is to create and then implement a comprehensive economic recovery strategy called the Palisades Economic Recovery Initiative for the benefit of southwest Michigan in the wake of the upcoming closure of the Palisades Nuclear Power Station. A community anchor for high paying careers, tax base, and community involvement since 1967, the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant will cease operations and begin a decommissioning process in the spring of 2022. Taking its name from the surrounding barrier sand dunes on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, Entergy's Palisades Power Plant has been generating electricity safely, reliably and cost-effectively since December 31, 1971. The Palisades site covers 432 acres in western Covert Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, which is located approximately six miles south of the city of South Haven and 45 miles west of the city of Kalamazoo.