Shopping Show - 8am Saturday - Click here to browse & Shop
Door County Daily | Nicolet Broadcasting, Inc. 30 N. 18th Ave Ste 8, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 920-746-9430 | 9341 Spring Road 18B, Fishing Creek, WI 54212 920-868-2301 | WBDK 96.7FM 60's 70's 80's South, WRKU 102.1FM Classic Hits, WRLU 104.1FM country | WSBW 105.1FM 60's 70's 80's North
Email Sign-Up
Buy Local - Business Directory
enter to win
Listen on Demand


Sturgeon Bay, WI

Opinion Poll

survey hosting


View More Events


View More Events

Can Google Or Microsoft Save The Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant?

Plans have been made and a shutdown date has been set but a Sturgeon Bay businessman thinks he has an ideal solution to secure a buyer for Kewaunee's nuclear power plant.

Perry Andropolis of Uncubed Studios and former owner of Perry's Cherry Diner in Sturgeon Bay says he believes a large company like Google or Microsoft could purchase the Kewaunee Power Station and use the facility -- or a spot close to it -- to house a data center, a "server farm" containing hundreds or even thousands of computers.

Andropolis says he just assumed Dominion would find a buyer for the plant but when he heard they didn't and the facility would be shut down he says he was "appalled."

Andropolis has sent letters about his idea to heavy-hitters in the business world, including billionaire Warren Buffett.

Andropolis says the risk factor remains whether the facility shuts down or stays open.

"No matter what you do you're going to have the risk because the waste stays at the plant site whether it's open or closed," says Andropolis. "So why not keep that thing running?"

Andropolis says he thinks tech companies, with their thirst to develop power-hungry data centers, would be eager to explore such a venture.

You can read Andropolis' blog on the subject here: Can Google or Microsoft Save the Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant?.

Dominion Resources, Inc. announced last October that it would be closing the plant because of the declining price of energy and its inability to find a buyer. A May 7 shutdown is planned.


Copyright © 2016 Door County Daily News - WBDK - WRKU - WRLU - WSBW
30 N 18th Ave Suite 8 Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone (920) 746-9430 · Equal Employment Opportunity Report

Nicolet Broadcasting, Inc is an equal opportunity employer - Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

This site was created by

Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter RSS Feed