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James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant

The James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant has been a safe, clean and affordable source of electricity for New York since 1975. The plant produces more than 800 MW of electric power - approximately four percent of the total energy demand in the state of New York. In 2008, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission renewed FitzPatrick’s operating license, which will allow the station to continue providing safe, clean and affordable power for decades to come.

FitzPatrick employs 615 dedicated men and women, making them one of Oswego County's largest employers. Entergy and FitzPatrick employees provide more than $325,000 in charitable contributions to community events and non-profit organizations.


James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant
Oswego, N.Y.


Owner: Entergy Nuclear FitzPatrick, LLC

Maximum Dependable Capacity:

838 MW

Reactor Type:

Boiling Water Reactor

Reactor Manufacturer:

General Electric

Turbine Generator Manufacturer:

General Electric


Stone and Webster

Commercial Operation Date:


License Expiration Date:


Cooling Water Source: Once-through system with Lake Ontario
as a water source and a diffused discharge
Number of Employees: 615
Counties included in Emergency Planning Zone: Oswego, N.Y.

Environmental Impact

Generating electricity with nuclear energy prevents the emission of pollutants like sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) and greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) associated with burning fossil fuels.

During 2013, environmental emissions avoided due to nuclear power plant operation in New York State included  tons of sulfur dioxide, 14,000 tons of nitrogen oxide and 22 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.*

Emissions of SO2 lead to the formation of acid rain. NOx is a key precursor of both ground-level ozone and smog. Greenhouse gases like CO2 contribute to global warming.

* Source: Emissions avoided by nuclear power are calculated using regional fossil fuel emissions rates from the Environmental Protection Agency and plant generation data from the Energy Information Administration.

Learn more about FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant: www.fitzpatrickpower.com