The Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania just south of Shickshinny, in Salem Township, Pennsylvania, United States. It is operated by PPL and has two General Electric boiling water reactors on a site of 1,075 acres (4.4 km²), with 1,130 employees working on site and another 180 employees in Allentown, Pennsylvania. While PPL operates the facility, Harrisburg-based Allegheny Electric Cooperative purchased 10% of the plant in 1977.

Susquehanna Steam Electric Plant produces 60 million kilowatt hours per day. It has been in operation since 1983.

The prime builder was Bechtel Power Corporation of San Francisco, Ca.

In November 2009, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) extended the operation licenses of the reactors for an additional 20 years.

In 2008, PPL filed an application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to build and operate a new nuclear plant under consideration near Berwick, Pa. The Bell Bend nuclear plant would be built near the company’s existing two-unit Susquehanna nuclear power plant. A decision by PPL on whether to move forward with the Bell Bend plant will not be made for several years.

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station
Country United States
Locale Berwick, Pennsylvania
Status Operational
Commission date Unit 1: November 12, 1982
Unit 2: June 27, 1984
Licence expiration Unit 1: July 17, 2042
Unit 2: March 23, 2044
Owner(s) Pennsylvania Power & Light (90%)
Allegheny Electric Cooperative (10%)
Architect(s) Bechtel

Reactor information
Reactors operational 1 x 1185
1 x 1140 MW
Reactor type(s) BWR-4
Reactor supplier(s) General Electric

Power generation information
Installed capacity Unit 1: 1,340 MWe
Unit 2: 1,250
Annual generation Unit 1: 9,456 GW·h
Unit 2: 8,781

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