People here at Clean Energy Insight have noticed after talking to friends and family members that many people outside of the nuclear energy industry aren’t aware of the fact that they currently receive nuclear energy to power their homes. Many people who have been receiving nuclear power their entire lives aren’t the least bit aware of that fact. In order to inform people of what type of energy they receive, we would like to provide an easy way for you to view an energy profile of your state.
The Nuclear Energy Institute has provided state energy profiles for those states with nuclear reactors. We have listed these for you below. If your state isn’t listed–no nuclear reactors are operating in your state. But keep in mind that just because your state doesn’t have operating reactors within its borders, it doesn’t mean that you don’t receive power generated from a nuclear reactor across the border in another state. The current energy grid doesn’t discriminate between electricity generated from all sources. All electricity sent to the grid gets distributed evenly no matter if it is generated from fossil fuel, solar, wind, hydro or nuclear sources.
Here is a map provided by the NRC of operating reactors in the United States.
If your state doesn’t have an energy profile provided by NEI, here is a link to some state energy profiles provided by the Energy Information Administration.