Brunswick 1 & 2

Basic Facts:

  • Location: Smithville Township, North Carolina
  • Owner: Duke Energy
  • Operator: Duke Energy
  • Construction Cost: $3.03B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 1,900 MW (combined)
  • Property Size: 1,200 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 900
  • Expected Shut Down Date: Unit 1 (2036), Unit 2 (2034)
  • Current DTF Balance: $1.1B (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $1.6B (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1.3B (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 801 metric tons
Brunswick Photo


The Brunswick nuclear power station consists of two boiling water reactors. Construction began on Units 1 & 2 in 1970 with licensed operations commencing in 1977 and 1975 respectively.

In 2006, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Brunswick a twenty-year license renewal for both units, extending their licensed operational life to 2036 and 2034 respectively.


The Brunswick nuclear power plant is located within Brunswick County, North Carolina. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population: 131,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $38,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 4.8%

The plant’s annual property tax payments are approximately $1M.

Contact Information

Economic Development Administration Representative:

Economic Development District

University Center

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Unless specific costing information has been provided, decommissioning costs were derived from 2017 Decommissioning Funding Status Report.
Information herein obtained from public sources. Corrections are welcome and may be directed to [email protected].

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