Nuclear plants at South Texas still at full capacity

Power plant units will be built.
The South Texas Project Electric Generating Station is one of the newest and largest nuclear power facilities in the nation. STP's two units produce 2,700 megawatts of carbon-free electricity - providing clean energy to two million Texas homes.

The two nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project plant 90 miles from Houston are operating at full capacity, according to media reports.

This is despite calls from watchdogs for the facility to shut due to Tropical Storm Harvey.

A spokesman for the plant said that there was significant rain in the area but flooding had not yet been an issue.

The reactors, 44% of which are owned by NRG Energy Inc, provide 2,700 megawatts of power to 2 million customers in Texas.

The rest of the reactors are owned by the city of San Antonio’s CPS Energy utility, with 40%, and the city of Austin’s Austin Energy, with 16%.