Basic Facts:

  • Location: Ontario, New York
  • Owner: Exelon
  • Operator: Exelon
  • Construction Cost: $430M (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 580 MW
  • Property Size: 430 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 600
  • Expected Shut Down Date: 2029
  • Current DTF Balance: $520M (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $670M (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $530M (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 507 metric tons


The Ginna nuclear power station consists of a single 580 MW pressurized water reactor. Construction began in 1966 with licensed operations commencing in 1970.

In 2004, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Ginna a twenty-year license renewal that extends its operational life to 2029.


The Ginna nuclear power plant is located within Wayne County, New York. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population: 90,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $44,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 5.0%

The annual payroll at the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant is approximately $66M and in 2017 the plant contributed $9M in property tax payments.

Contact Information

Economic Development Administration Representative:

Economic Development District

University Center

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Contact

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].

Additional Information

Wayne County Supervisors to ask state for continued operation of Ginna Nuclear plant

June 22, 2022

Wayne County Supervisors to ask state for continued operation of Ginna Nuclear plantThe Wayne County Board of Supervisors plans to ask the state to allow the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant to remain open beyond its scheduled closure in 2029. The Finger Lakes Times reports the board is set to ask the state to include the […]

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