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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|
|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%)
|Reactors operational||1 x 1185 |
1 x 1140 MW
|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