Did you know that nuclear power is Duke Energy’s largest clean energy source? As the only energy source that produces electricity 24 hours a day without emitting greenhouse cases, our facilities generate enough electricity to power more than 8 million homes across the Carolinas.
In 2020, our nuclear fleet generated more than 73 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and avoided the release of almost 50 million tons of carbon dioxide. This marked our 22nd consecutive year with a fleet capacity factor – a measure of reliability – greater than 90%.
Our nuclear fleet, alongside renewables like wind, solar and hydropower, help ensure a reliable and balanced generation mix that supports Duke Energy's commitment to a net-zero carbon-free future.
But, the benefits of nuclear energy don’t stop there.
From safety to the people, hear what these nuclear teammates wish others knew about this reliable generation source.