Quad Cities 1 & 2

Basic Facts:

  • Location: Cordova, Illinois
  • Owner: Exelon Corporation (majority)
  • Operator: Exelon Generation Co.
  • Construction Cost: $2.0B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 1,870 MW (combined)
  • Property Size: 760 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 800
  • Expected Shut Down Date: 2032 (Unit 1 & 2)
  • Current DTF Balance: $1.4B (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $1.9B (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1.3B (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 1,734 metric tons
Quad Cities Photo


The Quad Cities Generating Station consists of two boiling water reactors that together produce 1,880 MW of electricity. Plant construction began in 1967 and the NRC granted operating licenses for Unit 1 and Unit 2 in 1972. In 2004, the NRC granted license renewals for both units extending their licensed operational life to 2032.

In 2016, Illinois enacted legislation that provided a degree of economic relief to zero or low-emission generation facilities. The Quad Cities Generating Station is benefiting from this legislation.


The Quad Cities Generating Station is located within Rock Island County, Illinois. As of 2016:

  • Population: 140,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $44,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 5.0%

The annual payroll at the Quad Cities Generating Station is approximately $80M and in 2017 the plant contributed approximately $14M in property tax payments.

Contact Information

Economic Development Administration Representative:

Economic Development District

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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