Duke Energy Nuclear is here for you day and night

Every morning, as our communities are waking up, our nuclear teammates continue working to safely provide the clean, life-essential electricity our customers and communities rely on every day.


No matter the time of day, no matter the circumstances, nuclear energy is available, 24/7.

Duke Energy is committed to a lower carbon future. And, if we are serious about tackling climate change, we need our largest source of carbon-free energy — nuclear power.

Nuclear By The Numbers
Nuclear energy provides clean, safe electricity you can count on.

Together, with other important sources like renewables, nuclear power provides the safe and economical electricity needed to run our homes and businesses without carbon emissions.

Nuclear power provides about 50% of the Carolinas electricity and has for decades. And it’s always-on. It’s the only carbon-free energy source that’s also available around-the-clock. This is especially important for companies, such as Google, that depend on large amounts of electricity 24/7, but are also committed to clean energy.

We continually invest in new technology and updates in our nuclear plants. Just as a homeowner might update a kitchen with new appliances or replace an old heat pump, our nuclear workers perform preventive maintenance, install new equipment and implement new technology.

We employ thousands of nuclear workers who are proud members of our communities. Our nuclear fleet has about 5,000 full-time Duke Energy employees. For the communities around each of our six nuclear stations, nuclear teammates make a big impact. Not only do they live, shop and recreate in these communities, they also donate their time to support local causes.

As we look at how best to serve customers and communities for decades to come, nuclear power must remain an integral part of the Carolinas and our nation’s clean energy strategy. It’s clean, reliable and an economic driver. Duke Energy Nuclear is here … for you.

Click to learn about our subsequent license renewal application for Oconee Nuclear Station.

Comments (2)

Posted July 15, 2021 by GARY DANCY
Nuclear energy has been carbon free since the first Nuclear Reactor in 1942 at the University of Chicago . Then we were in search of a weapon and the nuclear age began. I remember reading about nuclear energy in Science text books in the 70's. Its great to look back and see the history of nuclear energy. I appreciate the vision for the peaceful benefits nuclear energy to be used today as clean energy 24/7. Safe and reliable nuclear energy is needed today and will be needed for many years to come. Now we have a reasonability to keep nuclear energy safe and reliable.
Posted July 13, 2021 by Mark Rosskamp
It is great to see a promotional video touting the success and benefits of nuclear energy. It's been a long time waiting.

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