- Location: Waterford, Connecticut
- Owner: Dominion Energy
- Operator: Dominion Energy
- Construction Cost: $10.8B (2018$)
- Plant Output: 2,100 MW (combined)
- Property Size: 540 acres
- Status: Operational
- Employees: 1,300
- Expected Shut Down Date: Unit 2 (2035), Unit 3 (2045)
- Current DTF Balance: $1.3B (2018$)
- DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $2.1B (2018$)
- Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1.0B (2018$)
- Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 1,279 metric tons
Millstone 2 and 3 consists of two pressurized water reactors. Construction of Unit 2 began in 1969 with Unit 3 construction beginning in 1974. Licensed operations for Unit 2 and 3 began in 1975 and 1986 respectively.
In 2005, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted twenty-year license renewals for both reactors, extending the licensed operational life of Unit 2 to 2035 and Unit 3 to 2045.
The Millstone nuclear power plant is located within New London, Connecticut. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:
- Population: 270,000
- Per Capita Annual Income: $54,000
- Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 4.7%
The Millstone nuclear facility generates approximately $900M in annual economic output from station operations for the state of Connecticut. Millstone’s tax contribution to local and state governments is approximately $40 million.
Economic Development Administration Representative:
- Chivas Granmum, Philadelphia Regional Office, t: (215) 597-8723, e: [email protected]
Economic Development District
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- Diane Screnci, Sr. Public Affairs Officer, t: (610) 337-5330, e: [email protected]
- Millstone 2, Millstone 3
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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