- 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
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.
Economic Development Administration Representative:
- Darrin Fleener, Chicago Regional Office, t: (312) 789-9753, e: [email protected]
Economic Development District
Nuclear Regulatory Commission