Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Make A Positive Economic Impact

In addition to our community giving, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station provides significant economic benefits to and around our hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts. From taxes to jobs, to contributions and cost savings, we are proud to make such a positive impact on the community.

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station impacts the greater Plymouth area in the following ways:

  • Makes a total economic impact on the area of $145 million

  • Hires more than 600 permanent employees on average

  • Pays $55 million in annual payroll

  • Allots $2.6 million to emergency planning

  • Pays $9.75 million in state and local taxes

  • Contributes $300,000 to support community event and non-profit organizations

  • Provides 680 MW to New England's energy grid on average

  • Serves as a low cost power source that keeps electricity prices down


The Center for Economic Development (CED) in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts Amherst conducted a study on the economic impacts of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Key highlights include:

  • Generates $255 million in direct and indirect economic output.
  • Employs 586 people with payroll of $55 million.
  • Average weekly wage of $1,805.00 is 50 percent greater than state average, and more than double average wages in Plymouth, OCPC, and Barnstable County.
  • Non-payroll expenditures to local businesses and municipalities approximately $77.5 million.
  • $10 million in direct payments to Plymouth equals the average tax bill from 2,091 Plymouth single-family residences, more than 10 percent of the town’s total tax revenue.
  • Stimulates an additional 590 jobs with earnings of nearly $30 million in Plymouth and Barnstable counties.
  • The OCPC towns of Kingston, Duxbury, and Bridgewater each receive over $100,000 per year.
  • Most of the $300,000 in charitable giving supports environmental, educational, and elder services in Plymouth and neighboring towns.
  • You can read the full April 2015 study here.