Illinois’ Existing Nuclear Plants: Creating Reliable, Carbon-Free Energy that Supports Jobs and Our State’s Economy
Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
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48 percent – nearly half – of our state’s electricity is generated by Illinois’ six state-of-the-art nuclear energy facilities. These plants operate 24/7 and help ensure the reliability of our electric system.
Constantly upgraded with the latest technology, these plants supply enough power to meet the needs of 7 million residents – three times the population of Chicago. They also boast 18 to 24 months of continuous operation and set the world standard for performance during all seasons and weather conditions, including last winter’s polar vortex when other sources of energy experienced problems.
Illinois’ nuclear energy facilities contribute nearly $8.9 billion into the state’s economy and $290 million in state and local employee taxes. Illinois’ nuclear fleet also provides nearly 28,000 jobs, directly and indirectly, for the state.
As nuclear energy is carbon-free, these facilities also generate over 90 percent of our state’s zero emission power. This prevents more than 80 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
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