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.