FPL nuclear plants benefit Florida economy, NEI report says

Florida’s economy benefits by more than $1.4 billion annually from the daily electricity production at Florida Power & Light Co.’s nuclear energy facilities, a new study by the Nuclear Energy Institute shows.

The NEI study is titled “Economic Impact of Florida Power & Light Company’s Nuclear Power Plants.”

“This study confirms that operation of FPL’s nuclear energy facilities is vitally important to strengthening the state economy through job creation, tax payments, and direct and secondary spending. In a multitude of ways, nuclear energy facilities and their employees are invaluable to the locales in which they operate as well as across Florida,” said Richard Myers, NEI’s vice president for policy development and planning.