Nuclear energy is:
- Clean. Nuclear energy is one of the cleanest power sources today. Nuclear power plants produce no greenhouse gases and are America’s largest source of carbon-free electricity.
- Reliable. Nuclear power plants consistently generate large amounts of electricity to meet customers' energy needs, even during periods of extreme heat or cold when electricity demand increases. In fact, nuclear energy provides electricity to one in five businesses and homes in the U.S.
- Always on. Nuclear energy facilities generate electricity around the clock, only taking a break every 18 to 24 months to refuel.
- An economic driver. Duke Energy's nuclear plants support local economies through jobs and tax revenues. Plus, nuclear employees give time, talent and financial support to local schools, service agencies, arts programs, civic and environmental organizations and more.