DC Cook

Site Information

DC Cook Nuclear Plant contains two nuclear reactors located in southwestern Michigan in Bridgman, 87 miles east of Chicago, IL.

The plant is owned by American Electric Power (AEP) and operated by Indiana Michigan Power.  The units were put into service in 1975 and 1978 and generate 2,113 MW.

Key Contact Information

BHI Site Manager: Fred “Fog” Grimsley  (912)245-2984

Recruiter: Joey Melanson
800-225-0385 X1272, joey.melanson@bhienergy.com

BHI Director: Frederick Campbell  (774)283-3711, Fred.campbell@bhienergy.com

GPS Address

1 Cook Pl, Bridgman, MI 49106

Reporting Information

Welcome to the DC Cook Spring 2022 outage. Please report to the training center  at 0700 on your assigned report date and remember to bring a current ID.  The training center is located on the left side of the access road after going thru the main gate.  You will be inside the DC Cook Owner Controlled Area so you or your vehicle are subject to search at any time.  Make sure there is no contraband in your vehicle or on your person.

No Guns, Ammo, Knives, Alcohol (including empty containers) or drugs.  If you have to ask if it’s contraband, it probably is and don’t bring it on site!

A BHI representative will meet you to complete in-processing paperwork and give you your Training Schedule.


Directions/Link to Google Maps

Nearest Airport

Michigan Regional Airport (BEH) 15 miles

Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) 104 miles

Preferred Places to Stay



by varesha mauney on 1/25/2022 05:35 PM

COVID-19 is still a major health issue right now for our communities and it puts at risk required levels of staffing to ensure stable operations. We should all do our best to protect ourselves and our coworkers, using the proven tools of vaccinations, masking, social distancing, self-evaluation of symptoms, testing and quarantine if needed.

This week, the Federal Government set up a website where you can order COVID-19 test kits for self-use at home. Each household can order up to 4 test kits, shipped out within 7-12 days. You can order your test kits now so you have them when needed, by going to www.COVIDtests.gov. If you need to be tested now, the site also has resources for free testing locations in your state or you can check with your doctor or insurance carrier.

If you have questions, please speak with your supervisor to ensure you are meeting the latest protocol for employment.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we work through these times of rapid change. As always, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. You can speak with your supervisor or email staysafe@bhienergy.com for additional information.

Zach Taylor | Vice President, Center of Excellence