Grand Gulf

Basic Facts:

  • Location: Port Gibson, Mississippi
  • Owner: Entergy (90%) Cooperative Energy (10%)
  • Operator: Entergy Nuclear
  • Construction Cost: $7.7B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 1,400 MW
  • Property Size: 2,100 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 675
  • Expected Shut Down Date: 2044
  • Current DTF Balance: $900M (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $1.8B (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $700M (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 985 metric tons
Grand Gulf Photo


The Grand Gulf nuclear power station consists of a single boiling water reactor. Construction began in 1974 with licensed operations commencing in 1985.

In 2016, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Grand Gulf a twenty-year license renewal extending its operational life to 2044.


The Grand Gulf nuclear power plant is located within Claiborne County, Mississippi. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population: 9,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $30,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 9.8%

The Grand Gulf Nuclear Station annually contributes approximately $30M in state and local taxes. The plant’s annual payroll totals approximately $78M.

Contact Information

Economic Development Administration Representative:

  • Gilbert (Gil) Patterson, Atlanta Regional Office, t: (404) 730-3032, e: [email protected]

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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