Robinson 2

Basic Facts:

  • Location: Hartsville, South Carolina
  • Owner: Progress Energy
  • Operator: Progress Energy
  • Construction Cost: $498M (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 700 MW
  • Property Size: 2,800 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 450
  • Expected Shut Down Date: 2030
  • Current DTF Balance: $600M (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $800M (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $430M (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 383 metric tons
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The H. B. Robinson nuclear power station consists of a single pressurized water reactor. Construction began in 1967 with licensed operations commencing in 1971.

In 2004, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Robinson 2 a twenty-year license renewal extending its operating license to 2030.


The H. B. Robinson nuclear power plant is located within Darlington County, South Carolina. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population: 67,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $36,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 4.6%

The Robinson nuclear facility is the largest taxpayer in Darlington County, with its owners, Progress Energy Carolinas, paying upwards of $15M in property taxes, of which approximately $10M supports the local school district.

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.
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