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Nuclear plant's power generating costs in the U.S. 2002-2019

The generation of electricity through nuclear power plants in the United States cost 30.41 U.S. dollars per megawatt hour. Production cost were highest in 2012, when they came to over 44 U.S. dollars in 2019 prices, but have decreased in every year since. Some 809 terawatt hours of electricity are generated by U.S. nuclear plants every year.

Electricity production costs for nuclear power plants in the United States from 2002 to 2019

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Source

Release date

October 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* All values are presented in 2019 U.S. dollars.
According to the source, production costs equal the sum of operations and capital costs and fuel costs.

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