How many homes can the typical nuclear power plant power?
A typical nuclear power plant with a capacity of 1100 MWe, such
as the McGuire 1 plant in North Carolina, generates around 10
billion kWh of electricity each year. (1)
A typical US household consumes around 11,200 kWh each year,
according to the EIA (2)
So, based on these figures, a nuclear power plant supplies
enough electricity to supply 893,000 homes.