Nuclear energy plays an important role in generating affordable, reliable, and Missouri-made electricity. It is an important carbon-free source of energy that supports clean air, land, water, and wildlife. Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center generates nearly 10% of the state’s electricity, meeting the needs of 800,000 households.
Missouri is also home to university research reactors. The University of Missouri Research Reactor and the Missouri S&T Reactor offer students, researchers, scientists, and engineers across the country the opportunity to make discoveries across many disciplines in a safe environment.
No new nuclear power stations are currently being built in Missouri but the industry continues to develop the next generation of nuclear technology including small modular reactors, micro-reactors and molten salt reactors.