A Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) report said Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) nuclear power plants bring in more than $1.4 billion annually to the state’s economy.
The study, “Economic Impact of Florida Power & Light Company’s Nuclear Power Plants,” analyzed annual data to provide a baseline for economic benefits that result from spending on products and services required to produce electricity at the St. Lucie and Turkey Point nuclear power plants, in addition to salaries of employees and contractors.
The study showed that FPL’s nuclear plants support higher-than-average wages for their 700 full-time employees. The report also said that both nuclear plants contribute $70 million in local and state taxes and supports more than 5,800 direct and secondary jobs in the state. Both plants also generate 98 percent of the state’s low-carbon power and 12 percent of the state’s total electricity.
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