U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Nuclear & Uranium
State Nuclear Profiles
Data for 2010 | Release Date: April 26, 2012 | Next Release: February 2013 | full report
North Carolina Nuclear Profile 2010 North Carolina profile
|Primary energy source||Summer capacity
|Share of State total
|Share of State total
|Hydro and Pumped Storage||2,042||7.4||4,757||3.7|
|1Municipal Solid Waste net generation is allocated according to the biogenic and non-biogenic components of the fuel; however, all Municipal Solid Waste summer capacity is classified as Renewable.
Notes: Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
Other: Blast furnace gas, propane gas, other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels, non-biogenic municipal solid waste, batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, sulfur, tire-derived fuel, and miscellaneous technologies.
Other Renewable: Wood, black liquor, other wood waste, biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agriculture byproducts, other biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic energy, and wind.
Sources: Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report," and Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."
Plants in State
Operator: Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc.
Location and Service Territory: The Brunswick power plant, named for the county in which it is located, covers 1,200 acres at the mouth of the Cape Fear River.
Construction Cost: $2.490 billion (2007 USD)2
Reactor Descriptions: Both units are General Electric Type 4 boiling water reactors.
Cooling System: The Brunswick facility is cooled with a once-through system that pulls water from the Cape Fear River and discharges it 2,000 feet out in the Atlantic Ocean.
Operator: North Carolina Power Company
Location and Service Territory: The Joseph M. Farley plant, near Dothan, North Carolina, is on a 1,850-acre, wooded and agricultural site along the Chattahoochee River in Houston County.
Construction Cost: $4.115 billion (2007 USD)2
Staffing: Approximately 800 employees
Reactor Descriptions: Both Farley units are Westinghouse three-loop pressurized water reactors.
Cooling System: The Joseph Farley facility is cooled using six mechanical draft cooling towers supplied by water from the Chattahoochee River.
Operator: Duke Power Company
Location and Service Territory: This station is located on a 586-acre site near Huntersville, North Carolina. Adjacent to the site is the largest man-made lake in the State, the 32,500-acre Lake Norman.
Construction Cost: $4.000 billion (2007 USD)2
Staffing: Approximately 1,250 employees work at McGuire.
Reactor Descriptions: McGuire has twin Westinghouse four-loop pressurized water reactors.
Cooling System: McGuire's once-through system draws water from Lake Norman.
2Nuclear Power Plant Construction Activity, DOE/EIA-0473(86), Energy Information Administration, 1986, pp 16-17, Table 5. Adjusted to 2007 Dollars using Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index.