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Entergy Celebrates Nuclear Science Week
Entergy is proud to celebrate Nuclear Science Week and serve as a sponsor for the national event. Nuclear Science Week is an international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional and international interests on all aspects of nuclear science. Nuclear Science Week is celebrated on the third week of October each year.
Entergy Nuclear owns, operates, supports and provides management services to a national fleet of seven reactors in six locations, generating enough clean, carbon-free electricity to power more than 3.5 million homes. With approximately 5,000 nuclear professionals in multiple states, Entergy is more than just a fleet of nuclear power plants. We are a company dedicated to becoming the premier utility, while improving the lives of our customers, our communities and the environment in which we live and work.
By harnessing 100% clean nuclear energy, we can help solve the challenge of climate change, and meet the growing demands of our nation's energy needs.
Nuclear is reliable.
Nuclear plants are the most efficient source of electricity, operating 24/7 at a 92% capacity factor.
Nuclear is clean.
Nuclear energy provides more than 56% of America's carbon-free electricity.
It protects our air quality by generating electricity without harmful pollutants like carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter or mercury.
Every year, nuclear-generated electricity saves our atmosphere from more than 555 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions that would otherwise come from fossil fuels. That's the same as taking 117 million passenger vehicles off the road.
One car represents 1 million vehicles.
Nuclear is powerful.
A typical nuclear power reactor generates enough electricity to power 755,000 homes without emitting any greenhouse gases. That's more than enough to power a city the size of Philadelphia.
Nuclear energy is critical to decarbonize the energy sector.
Entergy is taking aggressive action to combat climate change and its impacts. We are committed to net-zero CO2 by 2050, and our nuclear portfolio is a major part of that equation. Learn more about that commitment here.
Learn more about our nuclear fleet here.