- Location: Seneca, South Carolina
- Owner: Duke Energy
- Operator: Duke Energy
- Construction Cost: $2.4B (2018$)
- Plant Output: 2,600 MW (Combined)
- Property Size: 510 acres
- Status: Operational
- Employees: 3,000
- Expected Shut Down Date: 2033 (Unit 1 & 2), 2034 (Unit 3)
- Current DTF Balance: $1.4B (2018$)
- DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $2.0B (2018$)
- Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1.3B (2018$)
- Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 2,457 metric tons
The Oconee nuclear power station consists of three pressurized water reactors. Construction began in 1967 with licensed operations commencing in 1973 (Unit 1) and 1974 (Unit 2 & 3).
In 2000, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Oconee a twenty-year license renewal for Units 1, 2 & 3. Their licensed operational life extends to 2033 (Units 1 & 2) and 2034 (Unit 3).
The Oconee nuclear power plant is located within Oconee County, South Carolina. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:
- Population: 77,000
- Per Capita Annual Income: $41,000
- Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 3.7%
The Oconee nuclear facility and its owners, Duke Energy, contributed approximately $32M in property taxes to Oconee County in 2017. The plant is the county’s largest taxpayer.
Economic Development Administration Representative:
- Robin Cooley, Atlanta Regional Office, t: (803) 253-3640, e: [email protected]
Economic Development District
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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