- 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
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.
Economic Development Administration Representative:
- Gilbert (Gil) Patterson, Atlanta Regional Office, t: (404) 730-3032, e: [email protected]
Economic Development District
Nuclear Regulatory Commission