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Indian Point Energy Center

Indian Point Energy Center

Indian Point Energy Center has a generating capacity of more than 2,000 megawatts of clean electricity, or approximately 25 percent of the electric power used in New York City and Westchester. Indian Point safely and reliably provides enough power to light about 2 million homes, thousands of businesses, and hundreds of critical transportation, health and municipal systems. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week all year, except in the case of repairs and maintenance.

Indian Point supplies electricity to homes, businesses, municipalities, hospitals and other critical regional infrastructures. The power is distributed to the Con Edison system, which serves more than 3 million customers in the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County. At full power, the plants generate enough electricity to supply power to approximately 2 million homes.

Indian Point employs approximately 1,000 highly skilled, highly trained men and women, and approximately 150 contractors. The economic impact to the surrounding community, through payroll and charitable contributions, exceeds $240 million every year.  

Indian Point Energy Center
Buchanan, N.Y.

Unit 2

Unit 3

Owner:

Entergy Nuclear Indian Point 2, LLC

Entergy Nuclear Indian Point 3, LLC

Maximum Dependable Capacity: 1,028 MW 1,041 MW

Reactor Type:

Pressurized Water Reactor

Pressurized Water Reactor

Reactor Manufacturer:

Westinghouse

Westinghouse

Turbine Generator Manufacturer:

General Electric

Westinghouse

Architect/Engineer:

United Engineers and Constructors

United Engineers and Constructors

Commercial Operation Date:

8/01/1974

8/30/1976

License Expiration Date:

9/28/2013

12/12/2015 

Cooling Water Source: Hudson River
Number of Employees: 1,050 (Units 2 and 3)
Counties included in Emergency Planning Zone: Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Orange

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 more than 10,000 tons of sulfur dioxide, 11,000 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 Indian Point Energy Center: www.SafeSecureVital.com