NextEra Energy's Seabrook nuclear plant in New Hampshire plays a key role in the regional economy, local officials and business owners said. "It's not a story often told, but I can't imagine where our region would be without Seabrook Station," said B.J. "Doc" Noel, president of the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce. NextEra has applied to extend the plant's operating license for another 20 years. The facility employs 1,000 people.