Hatch 1 & 2

Basic Facts:

  • Location: Baxley, Georgia
  • Owners: Georgia Power (majority)
  • Operator: Southern Nuclear
  • Construction Cost: $3.9B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 1,800 MW (combined)
  • Property Size: 2,200 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 850
  • Expected Shut Down Date: Unit 1 (2034), Unit 2 (2038)
  • Current DTF Balance: $1.0B (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $1.6B (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1.2 (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 1,617 metric tons
Hatch 1 & 2 Photo


The Edwin I. Hatch nuclear power station consists of two boiling water reactors. Construction began in 1968 (Unit 1) and 1972 (Unit 2) with licensed operations commencing in 1975 and 1979 respectively.

In 2002, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a twenty-year license renewal for Units 1 & 2, extending their licensed operational life to 2034 and 2038 respectively.


The Edwin I. Hatch nuclear power plant is located within Appling County, Georgia. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population: 19,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $31,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 4.4%

Georgia Power, which owns the Hatch plant, has contributed approximately $300M in total taxes since 2007.

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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