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Release Date: September 27, 2012

Table 9.2 Nuclear Power Plant Operations, 1957-2011
Table 9.2  Nuclear Power Plant Operations, 1957-2011


Year
Nuclear Electricity Net Generation Nuclear Share of Total Electricity Net Generation Net Summer Capacity of Operable Units 1 Capacity Factor 2
Billion Kilowatthours Percent Million Kilowatts Percent
1957 (s) (s) 0.1 NA
1958 .2 (s) .1 NA
1959 .2 (s) .1 NA
1960 .5 .1 .4 NA
1961 1.7 .2 .4 NA
1962 2.3 .3 .7 NA
1963 3.2 .3 .8 NA
1964 3.3 .3 .8 NA
1965 3.7 .3 .8 NA
1966 5.5 .5 1.7 NA
1967 7.7 .6 2.7 NA
1968 12.5 .9 2.7 NA
1969 13.9 1.0 4.4 NA
1970 21.8 1.4 7.0 NA
1971 38.1 2.4 9.0 NA
1972 54.1 3.1 14.5 NA
1973 83.5 4.5 22.7 53.5
1974 114.0 6.1 31.9 47.8
1975 172.5 9.0 37.3 55.9
1976 191.1 9.4 43.8 54.7
1977 250.9 11.8 46.3 63.3
1978 276.4 12.5 50.8 64.5
1979 255.2 11.3 49.7 58.4
1980 251.1 11.0 51.8 56.3
1981 272.7 11.9 56.0 58.2
1982 282.8 12.6 60.0 56.6
1983 293.7 12.7 63.0 54.4
1984 327.6 13.5 69.7 56.3
1985 383.7 15.5 79.4 58.0
1986 414.0 16.6 85.2 56.9
1987 455.3 17.7 93.6 57.4
1988 527.0 19.5 94.7 63.5
1989 529.4 17.8 98.2 62.2
1990 576.9 19.0 99.6 66.0
1991 612.6 19.9 99.6 70.2
1992 618.8 20.1 99.0 70.9
1993 610.3 19.1 99.0 70.5
1994 640.4 19.7 99.1 73.8
1995 673.4 20.1 99.5 77.4
1996 674.7 19.6 100.8 76.2
1997 628.6 18.0 99.7 71.1
1998 673.7 18.6 97.1 78.2
1999 728.3 19.7 97.4 85.3
2000 753.9 19.8 97.9 88.1
2001 768.8 20.6 98.2 89.4
2002 780.1 20.2 98.7 90.3
2003 763.7 19.7 99.2 87.9
2004 788.5 19.9 99.6 90.1
2005 782.0 19.3 100.0 89.3
2006 787.2 19.4 100.3 89.6
2007 806.4 19.4 100.3 91.8
2008 806.2 19.6 100.8 91.1
2009 798.9 20.2 101.0 90.3
2010 807.0 19.6 R 101.2 R 91.1
2011P 790.2 19.2 101.4 89.1
1At end of year.  See "Generator Net Summer Capacity" in Glossary. Note:  See Note 2, "Coverage of Nuclear Energy Statistics," at end of section.
2See "Generator Capacity Factor" in Glossary. Web Pages:  -  See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#nuclear for updated monthly and
annual data.  -  See http://www.eia.gov/nuclear/ for related information.
R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  NA=Not available.  (s)=Less than 0.05.   Sources:  Nuclear Electricity Net Generation and Nuclear Share of Electricity Net Generation:
Table 8.2a.  Net Summer Capacity of Operable Units:  Table 8.11a.  Capacity Factor:    U.S. Energy
Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review (April 2012), Table 8.1.  Annual capacity factors are
weighted averages of monthly capacity factors.
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