Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station
Oak Harbor, Ohio
The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Ohio’s first nuclear power plant, is located on Lake Erie, 25 miles east of Toledo and 10 miles northeast of Oak Harbor.
The single pressurized water reactor plant generated its first megawatt of electricity in 1977. Today, the plant generates 950 megawatts or 40% of the electricity used by residences, businesses, and industries in northwestern Ohio. That's enough to power 750,000 homes. With about 550 full-time employees, Davis-Besse is among Ottawa County’s largest employers.
In 2015, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the renewal of Davis-Besse's operating license through 2037. Davis-Besse's annual Community Day and Car Show draws thousands of visitors to the plant every Fall and raises thousands for local charities.