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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station
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Country  United States
Location Berwick, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°05′20″N 76°08′56″W / 41.088867°N 76.148987°W / 41.088867; -76.148987Coordinates: 41°05′20″N 76°08′56″W / 41.088867°N 76.148987°W / 41.088867; -76.148987
Owner Pennsylvania Power & Light (90%)
Allegheny Electric Cooperative (10%)
Start of commercial operation Unit 1: November 12, 1982
Unit 2: June 27, 1984
Reactor supplier General Electric
Reactor type BWR-4
Reactors active 2
Capacity Unit 1: 1,135 MW
Unit 2: 1,140 MW
Total power generation in 2007 Unit 1: 9,456 GW·h
Unit 2: 8,781 GW·h
Average annual generation (last 5 yrs) Unit 1: 8,953 GW·h
Unit 2: 9,104 GW·h
Status Operating
Other details
License expires Unit 1: 17 July 2042
Unit 2: 23 March 2044
– Susquehanna

The Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, a nuclear power station, is 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.[1][2]

In November 2009, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) extended the operation licenses of the reactors for an additional 20 years.[3]

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 final decision by PPL on whether to move forward with the Bell Bend plant won’t be made for several years.


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