- Location: Salem Township, Pennsylvania
- Owner: Talen Energy (majority)
- Operator: PPL Corporation
- Construction Cost: $9.7B (2018$)
- Plant Output: 2,500 MW (Combined)
- Property Size: 500 acres
- Status: Operational
- Employees: 1,000
- Expected Shut Down Date: Unit 1 (2042), Unit 2 (2044)
- Current DTF Balance: $1.2B (2018$)
- DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $2.1B (2018$)
- Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1.4B (2018$)
- Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 1,721 metric tons
The Susquehannah nuclear power station consists of two boiling water reactors. Construction began on Units 1 & 2 in 1973 with licensed operations commencing in 1983 and 1985 respectively.
In 2009, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Susquehannah a twenty-year license renewal for both units 1 & 2. Their licensed operational life extends to 2042 and 2044 respectively.
The Susquehannah nuclear power plant is located within Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:
- Population: 317,000
- Per Capita Annual Income: $42,000
- Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 5.6%
The Susquehanna Steam Electric Station employs roughly 1,000 full time workers and pays approximately $4 million in local taxes annually.
Economic Development Administration Representative:
- Christopher Casper, Philadelphia Regional Office, t: (215) 597-1074, e: [email protected]
Nuclear Regulatory Commission