Farley 1 & 2

Basic Facts:

  • Location: Dothan, Alabama
  • Owner: Alabama Power
  • Operator: Southern Nuclear
  • Construction Cost: $5.0B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 1,760 MW (combined)
  • Property Size: 1,800 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 900
  • Expected Shut Down Date: Unit 1 (2037), Unit 2 (2041)
  • Current DTF Balance: $830M (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $1.5B (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $960M (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 1,440 metric tons
Farley Photo


The Farley nuclear power station consists of two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors. Construction began in 1970 with licensed operations commencing in 1977.

In 2005, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission renewed the licenses for both reactors, extending their licensed operational life for an additional twenty years to 2037 (Unit 1) and 2041 (Unit 2).


The Farley nuclear power plant is located in Dothan, Alabama, a city in Dale, Henry and Houston counties. Information (as of 2016) on these three counties is as follows:

  • Population: 170,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $37,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 4.6%

Plant Farley contributes approximately $11M in local taxes each year, with an annual payroll of approximately $80M. The plant’s taxes account for more than 20% of Houston county’s total tax revenue.

Contact Information

Economic Development Administration Representative:

Economic Development District

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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