The 100th U.S. Nuclear Plant


When the Perry Nuclear Power Plant began operation in 1987, it marked a national milestone:  it became the country’s hundredth nuclear power plant. The Perry plant, situated on the shore of Lake Erie 35 miles east of Cleveland, is the largest single unit in the FirstEnergy generating fleet and one of the largest plants of its type in the United States.

  • The Perry plant produces enough electricity to power more than 1 million homes daily.
  • Perry is one of the largest employers in Lake County, providing about 720 high quality jobs.
  • Perry is also one of the largest taxpayers in Lake County, paying more than $14 million annually to support local schools and vital services.
  • Employees at Perry contribute their time to the community though organizations such as the Perry Plant Community Action Group, which raises thousands of dollars and devotes countless hours each year to charitable causes.
Last Modified: May 29, 2015