The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, located near Dothan, Alabama, is owned by Alabama Power and operated by Southern Nuclear. It is one of three nuclear facilities in the Southern Company system.
Plant Farley is powered by two pressurized water reactors and has a total generating capacity of approximately 1,800 megawatts
Unit 1 began commercial operation in December 1977.
Unit 2 began commercial operation in July 1981.
Plant Farley produces roughly 19 percent of Alabama Power’s electricity.
More than 850 people - engineers, mechanics, control room operators, chemists, electricians, security officers and others - oversee the plant's operations 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
If you would like to receive information about Plant Farley or would like to schedule a plant tour or informative presentation for your school group, civic group or other group, please call the Farley Energy Education Center staff at 1-334-661-2861.