Number of nuclear power plants in the U.S. 1957-2018

The statistic shows the number of nuclear power plants in the United States between 1957 and 2018. There were 98 operable generating units in the United States in 2018. In 2000, nuclear power plants in the U.S. had a capacity factor of around 88.1 percent.

Number of nuclear power plants in the U.S. from 1957 to 2018*

Number of operable generating units
201898
201799
201699
201599
201499
2013100
2012104
2011104
2010104
2000104
1990112
198071
197020
19603
19571
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1957 and 2018

Supplementary notes

* The figures from 1957 to 2007 are taken from EIA's 2011 Annual Energy Review (table 9.1), published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration in September 2012.

According to the source, the figures include the total number of nuclear generating units holding full-power licenses, or equivalent permission to operate, at the end of the year.

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