Surry 1 & 2

Basic Facts:

  • Location: Rushmere, Virginia
  • Owner: Dominion Resources
  • Operator: Dominion Energy
  • Construction Cost: $2.2B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 1,700 MW (Combined)
  • Property Size: 840 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 900
  • Expected Shut Down Date: Unit 1 (2032), Unit 2 (2033)
  • Current DTF Balance: $850M (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $1.2B (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $950M (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 1,444 metric tons
Surry 1 & 2 Photo


The Surry nuclear power station consists of two pressurized water reactors. Construction began in 1968 with licensed operations commencing in 1972 (Unit 1) and 1973 (Unit 2).

In 2003, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Surry twenty-year license renewals. Their licensed operational life extends to 2032 & 2033 respectively.


The Surry nuclear power plant is located within Surry County, Virginia. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population: 7,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $42,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 3.5%

The Surry nuclear facility employs 900 full-time workers with an annual payroll of approximately $85M. Local tax payments from the power plant amount to approximately $12M.

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].

Additional Information

Westinghouse Partners with Dominion Energy to Further Modernize Virginia Nuclear Power Plant with Advanced Equipment

May 17, 2023

Westinghouse Partners with Dominion Energy to Further Modernize Virginia Nuclear Power Plant with Advanced EquipmentCRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., May 16, 2023–( BUSINESS WIRE)–Westinghouse Electric Company announced today it has signed a contract with Dominion Energy to design, manufacture and deliver Replacement Steam Generators at Surry Nuclear Power Station in Virginia. This press release features multimedia.

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NRC Accepts Surry Reactors Application For Subsequent License Renewal

December 23, 2018
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Dominion Files to Extend Operations at Surry Nuclear Plant to 80 Years

December 19, 2018
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