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.
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.
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