Point Beach is an economic engine for Manitowoc County and Wisconsin
The money we spend has a large, positive effect locally, regionally and nationally.
- Point Beach contributes $807 million to the state of Wisconsin's economy each year.
- For every dollar we spend at Point Beach, it generates $1.44 for Wisconsin's economy and $2.35 for the national economy.
- Learn more about how Point Beach strengthens Wisconsin's economy according to an analysis developed by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Point Beach is an anchor in the community
We live here and we work here. Our people and our operations are woven into the fabric of this close-knit community.
- We provide hundreds of good, high quality jobs at good wages. The plant employs hundreds of local residents and hundreds of contractors.
- Our employees serve their communities as city and town council board members, fire department volunteers, EMTs, coaches, PTO volunteers and more.
- Over the life of the power plant, charitable contributions in support of community non-profits have exceeded $700,000 to more than 60 local organizations.
Point Beach is important to Wisconsin's energy portfolio
We are one of the largest single-sources of electricity in Wisconsin, generating about 14% of all the electricity created in Wisconsin in 2019 and powering 950,000 homes and businesses.
- The carbon-free energy generated by Point Beach's nuclear units prevents more than 6.5 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year - equivalent to removing 1.3 million cars from the road each year according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest promoters of solar power in Wisconsin, further advancing our commitment to providing clean, reliable energy for the state.
Point Beach protects the environment by producing clean energy
The energy we produce is emissions-free and we work to protect Lake Michigan and the environment where we live.
- Point Beach has a very low impact on the land, water and wildlife near the power plant. We support clean water, air and soil and work to protect our natural resources.
- We sample the air, water and soil at the power plant on a regular basis, ensuring it meets all regulatory requirements.
- We use water from Lake Michigan for cooling only and then return that water back to Lake Michigan. The lake water doesn’t come into contact with any of the nuclear components of the plant.