About Us

About Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

Who are we?

We are your friends and neighbors. Today, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station employs nearly 650 people from Plymouth, Massachusetts and its surrounding communities.

We opened in Plymouth in 1972 under the ownership of Boston Edison Co. In November 1998, Entergy and Boston Edison Co. announced that they had signed an agreement for Entergy to purchase the plant. Entergy retains ownership today.

What do we do?

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is a nuclear power plant that generates 680MW of electricity for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the New England electric grid.

The power we generate represents 17% of Massachusetts’ in-state power production, and about 80% of the emission-free power produced in the Commonwealth. We generate enough power for more than 600,000 homes. The power is generated in a nuclear reactor in which water is heated by a process called nuclear fission. Learn more about how Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and nuclear power works in our FAQs.


Brian R. Sullivan

Brian Sullivan was named Site Vice President for Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station May 19, 2017. He is responsible for continued safe and efficient operation of the plant.
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Take a look at the Pilgrim Nuclear facility and our involvement with the community.
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