Net summer capacity of nuclear power plants in the United States 1975-2018

Net summer capacity of nuclear power plants in the U.S. from 1975 to 2018 (in billion kilowatts)*

by T. Wang, last edited Apr 12, 2019
Net summer capacity of nuclear power plants in the United States 1975-2018 This statistic shows the net summer capacity of operable units in the United States between 1975 and 2018. In 2018, this figure stood at around 99.4 gigawatts. According to the source, the term net summer capacity describes the steady hourly output that generating equipment is expected to supply to system load - excluding auxiliary power - as demonstrated by test at the time of summer peak demand. Auxiliary power of a typical nuclear power plant is about five percent of gross generation.
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Net summer capacity of nuclear power plants in the U.S. from 1975 to 2018 (in billion kilowatts)*

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