Florida Power & Light Company (FPL): Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power

Clean, Safe, Reliable Electricity for Florida

FPL's nuclear plants provide clean, safe, reliable electricity that helps keep our customers' bills the lowest in the state.
  • In 2011, U.S. nuclear power avoided 613 million metrics tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of taking 118 million cars off the road. (Source: NEI)
  • FPL produces more than 20 percent of its total electricity output from its Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear power plants. (Source: FPL)
  • The average 1,000 MW nuclear power plant produces $470 million a year in goods and services for the local community. (Source: NEI)
  • Together, FPL's two nuclear power plant sites in Florida produce more than 3,000 megawatts of clean, emission-free energy — enough to power nearly 1.9 million homes. (Source: FPL)
  • There are 104 nuclear reactors operating at 65 sites in 31 states, producing more than 19% of America's electricity. (Source: NEI)
  • FPL's nuclear power plants help prevent more than 12 million tons of CO2 emissions per year, the equivalent of taking 2 million cars off the road. (Source: FPL, US Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Planned increases in generating capacity at FPL's nuclear power plants will help prevent an additional 1.2 million tons of CO2 emissions per year. (Source: US Department of Energy)
  • The nation's nuclear power plants are regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and are among the safest and most secure industrial facilities in the United States. (Source: NEI)

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