A photograph taken from high altitude of Limerick Generating Station, a nuclear power plant. There is a storage pool of water in front of the plant, which is surrounded by rolling Pennsylvania countryside

  • Nuclear energy is the only carbon-free electricity source that can produce large amounts of electricity around-the-clock.
    • Pennsylvania’s eight nuclear power reactors produce 31.9 percent of the state’s electricity and 91.8 percent of its clean energy.
  • Pennsylvania’s eight nuclear energy facilities employ 15,000 full-time direct and indirect in-state jobs.
  • Pennsylvania is home to more than 500 companies working in nuclear energy.
    • Each plant employs a highly-trained security force, strict access controls and multiple backup safety systems to ensure safety and security for plants and nearby communities.
  • These facilities contribute nearly $2 billion to the state gross domestic product and provides $65 billion in net state tax revenues annually.
  • Pennsylvania's nuclear power reactors produced 91 percent of the state’s carbon-free electricity in 2018.
  • Pennsylvania’s nuclear energy facilities prevent 34 million metric tons of CO2 per year, which is equivalent to what would be released by 7 million passenger cars.
  • These nuclear energy facilities protect air quality and public health by avoiding the emission of tens of thousands of tons of air pollutants each year, saving $1.5 billion annually in social costs.