Our world is ever growing, and the way we respond to energy demands must grow along with it. By 2020, there will be an additional two billion people placing higher demands on electricity, and fossil fuels cannot satisfy this demand without further harming the environment. Likewise, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are still in their infancy and, when used alone, are not realistic solutions to meet this demand.

Nuclear power is a proven, safe, plentiful and clean source of power generation, and Westinghouse Electric Company, the pioneer and global leader in nuclear plant design and construction, is ready with the *AP1000® pressurized water reactor (PWR). It is the only Generation III+ reactor to receive Design Certification from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The AP1000, based on the proven performance of Westinghouse-designed PWRs, is an advanced 1154 MWe nuclear power plant that uses the forces of nature and simplicity of design to enhance plant safety and operations and reduce construction costs.

Please navigate throughout this site to learn how the AP1000 is ready to meet tomorrow’s power generation requirements today!


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