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How many nuclear reactors are there in Florida?

five nuclear reactors
[There are five nuclear reactors at three locations in Florida: Progress Energy’s Crystal River plant, 80 miles north of Tampa; Florida Power & Light’s St. Lucie 1 and St. Lucie 2 in Jensen Beach, 10 miles southeast of Ft. Pierce, and FPL’s Turkey Point 3 and Turkey Point 4, just 25 miles south of Miami.

What is the newest nuclear reactor?

Watts Bar Unit 2
The newest nuclear reactor to enter service, Watts Bar Unit 2 with 1,122 MW net summer electricity generating capacity, began commercial operation in October 2016.

Are new nuclear reactors being built?

As of September 2017, there are two new reactors under construction with a gross electrical capacity of 2,500 MW, while 39 reactors have been permanently shut down.

Does Florida have nuclear power plants?

Together, FPL’s two nuclear power plants in Florida produce more than 3,000 megawatts of clean, emission-free energy — enough to power nearly 1.9 million homes.

How much of Florida power is nuclear?


Investor owned utilities
Utility Hdqtrs. Power Sources
Florida Power & Light Juno Beach natural gas: 66.1%; nuclear: 19.1%; other: 9.1%; coal: 5%; oil: 0.7%
Duke Energy1 Charlotte, N.C. coal: 40.4%; natural gas/oil: 28.1%; other: 18.5%; nuclear: 13%
Tampa Electric Tampa coal: 51%; natural gas: 49%

What is the newest nuclear reactor in the US?

The newest reactor to enter service is Tennessee’s Watts Bar Unit 2, which began operation in June 2016. The next-youngest operating reactor is Watts Bar Unit 1, also in Tennessee, which entered service in May 1996. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licenses U.S. commercial nuclear reactors for 40 years.

Are there still nuclear power plants in the US?

At the end of December 2020, the United States had 94 operating commercial nuclear reactors at 56 nuclear power plants in 28 states. At the end of 2020, there were 94 operating reactors with a combined generation capacity of about 96,555 MW.

Will the US build new nuclear power plants?

Following a 30-year period in which few new reactors were built, it is expected that two more new units will come online soon after 2020, these resulting from 16 licence applications made since mid-2007 to build 24 new nuclear reactors.

How many nuclear power plants are there in Florida?

Florida has five nuclear reactors in three locations and there are plans to expand. Florida isn’t as earthquake prone as Japan, but there are two fault lines near the state and Florida’s nuclear plants are older than Japan’s.

The two facilities are Florida’s only operating nuclear power plants. Both are on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, which is bracing to get hit very hard by Irma’s ferocious winds.

What types of nuclear reactors are currently in use?

Thermal neutron reactors (the most common type of nuclear reactor) use slowed or thermal neutrons to keep up the fission of their fuel. Almost all current reactors are of this type.