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The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Power Plant is located near Dothan, Alabama. The twin-unit nuclear power station sits on a 1,850-acre (7.4 km²) site in Houston County, which is largely wooded and agricultural.
The plant is named after the late Joseph McConnell Farley, an American attorney born in Birmingham, Alabama who became president of Alabama Power (owner of the facility) from 1969 to 1989 and was later CEO of Southern Nuclear Operating Company; both companies are subsidiaries of Southern Company.
Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Power Plant has two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors.
Construction of the plant began in 1970. Unit 1 achieved commercial operation in December 1977. Unit 2 began commercial operation in July 1981. The total cost of the plant was about $1.57 billion. On May 12, 2005, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved license renewal applications for both reactors at the site. Unit 1's extended operating license is set to expire on June 25, 2037 and Unit 2's on March 31, 2041.Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Power Unit 1
Unit 1 851 MWe Unit 2 860 MWe from website of USNRC
|Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station|
|Construction began||1970 –|
|Commission date||Unit 1: Dec. 1, 1977 |
Unit 2: July 30, 1981
|Licence expiration||Unit 1: June 25, 2037 |
Unit 2: March 31, 2041
|Construction cost||~$1.57 billion|
|Architect(s)||Southern Services, Inc.|
|Reactors operational||1 x 851 MW |
1 x 860 MW
|Reactor type(s)||pressurized water reactor|
|Power generation information|
|Annual generation||13,098 GW·h|