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 makes up approximately 7-10% of the state's total power and generates enough power for more than 600,000 homes. We generate the power 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.


John Dent, Jr.

As Site Vice President, John is responsible for the day-to-day operation, performance, reliability and safety of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.
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