U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
How many nuclear power plants are in the U.S. and where are they located?
There are currently 62 commercially operating nuclear power plants with 100 nuclear reactors in 31 states in the United States. Thirty-five of these plants have two or more reactors. The Palo Verde plant in Arizona has 3 reactors and had the largest combined net summer generating capacity of 3,937 megawatts (MW) in 2012. Fort Calhoun in Nebraska with a single reactor had the smallest net summer capacity at 479 megawatts (MW) in 2012.
Four reactors were taken out of service in 2013: the Crystal River plant in Florida with one reactor in February, the Kewaunee plant in Wisconsin with one reactor in April, and the San Onofre plant in Californiawith two reactors in June.
Last updated: April 3, 2014
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