Nuclear Energy in VA

  • There are four operating nuclear reactors at two power plants all operated by Dominion
    • North Anna, Louisa County
    • Surry, Surry County
  • Virginia’s nuclear reactors have operated safely for more than 40 years.
  • Nuclear energy provides 32% of the Virginia’s electricity, the largest share of energy from any source.
  • Nuclear energy accounts for 99% of the state’s clean energy generation.
  • More than 40% of the Navy’s major combatants are nuclear powered, including 10 aircraft carriers, 54 attack submarines, and 18 strategic submarines.
  • The navy operates 97 reactors and more than 150 million miles have been safely steamed by nuclear-powered naval vessels.
  • Navy submarine and aircraft carrier cores have an endurance greater than 1 million miles.
  • Two private shipyards, one in Virginia, build all U.S. nuclear-powered ships.
  • Six shipyards, two in Virginia, employ 50,000 highly skilled workers to support the US nuclear fleet.

Map of Virginia Nuclear Assets