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Number of nuclear power plants in the U.S. 1957-2019

The statistic shows the number of nuclear power plants in the United States between 1957 and 2019. There were 96 operable generating units in the United States in 2019. 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 United States from 1957 to 2019*

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1957 and 2019

Supplementary notes

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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