Nuclear & Uranium

Nuclear Plants and Reactors

Monthly/Annual Energy Review - Nuclear Section

Released: August 27, 2014

Monthly and latest annual statistics on nuclear electricity capacity, generation, and number of operable nuclear reactors.

Annual Energy Outlook - Nuclear Section

Released: May 2, 2013

Nuclear projections to 2040.

State Nuclear Profiles

Released: April 26, 2012

Presents a summary of current and recent historical data for the nuclear power industry. The data focuses on net summer capacity and net generation for each state, as well as plant specific information for 2010.

When Do Commercial Reactors Permanently Shut Down?

Released: May 10, 2011

For those wishing to obtain current data, the following resources are available: U.S. reactors, go to the Energy Information Administration's nuclear reactor shutdown list. (Note: As of April 30, 2010, the last U.S. reactor to permanently shut down was Big Rock Point in 1997.) Foreign Reactors, go to the Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) on the International Atomic Energy Agency's website.

What is the status of the U.S. nuclear industry?

Released: April 22, 2011

Energy in Brief article on the U.S. nuclear industry.

U.S. Nuclear Power Plants: Continued Life or Replacement After 60? (released in AEO2010)

Released: May 11, 2010

Nuclear power plants generate approximately 20% of U.S. electricity, and the plants in operation today are often seen as attractive assets in the current environment of uncertainty about future fossil fuel prices, high construction costs for new power plants (particularly nuclear plants), and the potential enactment of greenhouse gas regulations. Existing nuclear power plants have low fuel costs and relatively high power output. However, there is uncertainty about how long they will be allowed to continue operating.

Nuclear Power Generation and Fuel Cycle Report 1997

Released: September 1, 1997

Final issue. This report provides information and forecasts important to the domestic and world nuclear and uranium industries. 1997 represents the most recent publication year.

Nuclear Power Generation and Fuel Cycle Report 1996

Released: October 1, 1996

This report provides information and forecasts important to the domestic and world nuclear and uranium industries.

Analysis of Nuclear Power Plant Operating Costs: A 1995 Update, An

Released: April 1, 1995

This report provides an analysis of nuclear power plant operating costs. The Energy Information Administration published three reports on this subject during the period 1988-1995.


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