Number of power plants in America

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How many power plants are there in America?


Keep in mind that there are currently 65 commercially operating nuclear power plants with 104 nuclear reactors in 31 states around America.  It is interesting to know that thirty-six of the plants have two or more reactors. Needless to say, these plants have generated about 20% of U.S. electricity each year since 1990.  For example, the Palo Verde plant in Arizona has 3 reactors and the largest combined generating capacity of 3,942 Megawatts (MW) in 2010.  On the other hand, Fort Calhoun in Nebraska has the smallest capacity with a single reactor at 478 Megawatts (MW) in 2010.

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