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Brunswick Nuclear Plant

  • Capacity: 1,870 megawatts
  • Location: Brunswick County, N.C
  • Commercial Date: 1975

Brunswick Nuclear Plant

The two-unit, 1,870-megawatt Brunswick Nuclear Plant is located approximately two miles north of Southport, N.C., and houses two boiling water nuclear reactors. This was the first nuclear power plant built in North Carolina, beginning operation in 1975. An additional unit became operational in 1977, and 244 megawatts of electrical generation was added to the plant's output from 2002 to 2005 as part of an extended power uprate program that upgraded much of the plant's equipment.