Watts Bar operates one nuclear generating unit.
Construction at Watts Bar began in 1973 and was completed in 1996.
arrow The winter net dependable generating capacity is 1,167 megawatts.
In September 2000 Watts Bar Unit 1 set a record for continuous operation of TVA reactors of similar design. Unit 1 operated for 512 consecutive days, breaking the old mark of 468 days set at TVA’s Sequoyah Unit 1 in February 2000.