Nuclear Plants in the Southeastern USA
Bellefonte
Location: AL
Operator: Tennessee Valley Authority
Configuration: 2 X 1,332 MW PWR
Operation: n/a (construction stopped 1988)
Reactor supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: BBC
EPC: TVA
Quick facts: In Dec 1974, construction permits were issued for Bellefonte but in 1988 after 14yrs years of construction and about $6bn of investment, TVA shutdown construction due to slower than expected load growth. Units 1&2 were at about 88% and 58% completion, respectively. These were the largest B&W reactors ever built. In Nov 2005, TVA formally notified the NRC that the units were cancelled and the CPs were pulled. In Aug 2008, TVA asked NRC to reinstate the CPs and began planning for a possible construction restart at Bellefonte and these were reinstated in 2009. In 2011, the TVA Board approved completion of Unit-1, but in Jun 2013, the effort was partially defunded as TVA required the resources to fnish construction of Watta Bar-2. The Bellefonte site has also been promoted for the addition of two AP1000 reactors and was previously considered for a 1,500-MW IGCC plant.

Photograph courtesy of TVA
Re-posted 22 Jun 2013

Browns Ferry
Location: AL
Operator: Tennessee Valley Authority
Configuration: 3 X 1,155 MW BWR
Operation: 1974-1977
Reactor supplier: GE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: TVA
Quick facts: Browns Ferry-1 went commercial on 1 Aug 1974 (approximate time of this photo). At completion of Unit-3 in Mar 1977, this was the largest nuclear power plant in the world. After a number of technical and operational difficulties TVA shut down Browns Ferry and the rest of its nuclear fleet in 1985. TVA restarted Units 2&3, in 1991 and 1995 respectively and the Board approved the restart of Unit-1 in May 2002. After an extensive recovery effort that cost about $1.8bn, Unit-1 restarted to schedule in May 2007.

Photograph courtesy of TVA
Posted 7 Nov 2009

Crystal River-3
Location: FL
Operator: Progress Energy Florida
Configuration: 1  X 912 MW PWR
Operation: 1977 (ret)
Boiler/reactor supplier: GE, B&W
T/G supplier: GE, WH
EPC: B&V, Gilbert, JA Jones
Quick facts: Crystal River is on the Gulf Coast and shares the 4,700ac site with four coal-fired generating units. In Sep 2009, CR3 was shoutown for a refueling and uprating work when delaminated concret was found in the containmnet dome. This was attributed to damage from a steam-generator replacement. All proposed repairs and mitigation efforts were ultimately decided against and, in Feb 2013, owner Duke Energy, which had acquired ProgessEnergy in Jul 2012, announced that the unit would not restart.

Photograph courtesy of US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Re-posted 22 Jun 2013

Farley
Location: AL
Operator: Southern Nuclear
Configuration: 2 X 888 MW PWR
Operation: 1977-1981
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: SCS, Alabama Power
Quick facts: The Joseph M Farley Nuclear Plant has an 1,850ac site on the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama. The plant is named for the former president and CEO of Southern Nuclear and Alabama Power Co. Construction began in 1970 and Unit-1 went commercial in Dec 1977, followed by Unit-2 in Jul 1981.

Photograph courtesy of Southern Nuclear
Posted 2 Mar 2005

Hartsville
Location: TN
Operator: Tennessee Valley Authority
Configuration: 4 X 1,233 MW BWR
Operation: n/a (construction stopped 1982)
Reactor supplier: GE
T/G supplier: BBC
EPC: TVA, GE
Quick facts: On 23 Nov 1974, TVA issued a draft EIA for two pairs of units at its 1,931ac Hartsville site near the Cumberland River in Smith and Trousdale counties. Construction was halted in 1982 after the expenditure of about $2bn. The plant A construction permit was cancelled on 29 Aug 1984 and the Plant B CP on 22 Mar 1984. At termination, the project was expected to cost $12bn if completed. One 560ft cooling tower marks the site. About a quarter of the original property is now occupied by the PowerCom Industrial Center.

Photograph by jdj150 (flickr)
Posted 9 Aug 2008

Hatch
Location: GA
Operator: Southern Nuclear
Configuration: 2 X 924 MW BWR
Operation: 1977-1981
Reactor supplier: GE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel, utility
Quick facts: Hatch is jointly owned by Georgia Power (50.1%), Oglethorpe Power Corp (30%), Municipal Electrical Authority of Georgia (17.7%) and the City of Dalton (2.2%).

Photograph courtesy of Southern Nuclear
Posted 2 Mar 2005

North Anna
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 2 X 893 MW PWR
Operation: 1978-1980
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Stone & Webster
Quick facts: Two additional units were in the original site plan for North Anna. These were cancelled after minimal work. A new third unit is now in design.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Virginia Power
Posted 28 Jul 2001

Phipps Bend
Location: TN
Operator: Tennesee Valley Authority
Configuration: 2 X 1,233 MW BWR
Operation: n/a (construction stopped 1982)
Reactor supplier: GE
T/G supplier: BBC
EPC: TVA, GE
Quick facts: The Phipps Bend project was proposed in late 1977 as a pair of sister units to Hartsville. The original cost estimate was $1.6bn. The original site was 1,284ac, but most of the acerage has been turned over to the industrial boards of Hawkins County and Kingsport City.

Photograph by threemiraclesshy (flickr)
Posted 17 Aug 2008

Sequoyah
Location: TN
Operator: Tennessee Valley Authority
Configuration: 2 X 1,221 MW PWR
Operation: 1981-1982
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: TVA
Quick facts: Sequoyah NPP is TVA's second nuclear plant, The site comprises 525ac beside Chickamauga Reservoir in Soddy-Daisy. The plant was named after a Cherokee Indian who lived in the area and invented a tribal alphabet. Groundbreaking was in 1969, with major construction beginning a year later. Unit-1 COD was 1 July 1981, and Unit 2 began commercial operation 1 June 1982.

Photograph courtesy of Tennessee Valley Authority
Re-posted 25 Aug 2008

St Lucie
Location: FL
Operator: Florida Power & Light
Configuration: 2 X 850 MW PWR
Operation: 1976-1983
Reactor supplier: CE
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: The site is on Hutchinson Island about 8m southeast of Ft Pierce. The CPs were issued in July 1970 and May 1977, respectively.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 16 Apr 2004

Turkey Point 3&4
Location: FL
Operator: Florida Power & Light
Configuration: 2 X 885 PWR
Operation: 1972-1973
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: This site on Biscayne Bay is shared with 2 X 400 MW conventional gas- and oil-fired units and a new CCGT plant. In Apr 2013, Turkey Point-4 was resynchronized to the grid, thereby marking completion of a four-unit, 5yr, $3bn+ nuclear plant uprate program. Each Turkey Point unit was uprated by about 125 MW. Bechtel wsa the EPC contractor. About 90% of the Turkey Point property remains in its natural state of mangroves and fresh water wetlands. The endangered American crocodile is found in the 168mi cooling canal system.

Photograph courtesy of FPL
Re-posted 22 Jan 2014

Vogtle
Location: GA
Operator: Southern Nuclear
Configuration: 2 X 1,215 MW PWR
Operation: 1981-1988
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Bechtel, Southern Co
Quick facts: Plant Vogtle is jointly owned by Georgia Power (45.7%), Oglethorpe Power Corp (30%), Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (22.7%) and the City of Dalton (1.6%). The original Units 3&4 at Vogtle were later cancelled, but the site is now being extended with two AP1000 reactors.

Photograph courtesy of Southern Nuclear
Posted 2 Mar 2005

Watts Bar
Location: TN
Operator: Tennessee Valley Authority
Configuration: 1 X 1,210 MW PWR
Operation: 1996
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: TVA
Quick facts: Watts Bar-1 was the last nuclear unit completed in the USA and went commercial in May 1996 after about 24yrs of construction. Construction on Watts Bar-2 stopped in Dec 1994 at about 80% complete. On 1 Aug 2007, the TVA Board unanimously approved completing Unit-2 at an estimated additional cost of $2.49bn. Construction resumed on 15 Oct 2007 and completion is expected in Dec 2015, about 2yrs past the oriuginal schedule. Unit-1 has a license amendment allowing it to produce tritium for USDOE.

Photograph courtesy of Tennessee Valley Authority
Posted 29 Dec 2004

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 22-Jan-2014

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