Net summer capacity of nuclear power plants in the U.S. from 1975 to 2017 (in billion kilowatts)*

Net summer capacity of nuclear power plants in the United States 1975-2017 This statistic shows the net summer capacity of operable units in the United States between 1975 and 2017. In 2017, this figure stood at around 100 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 in billion kilowatts
197537.27
198051.81
198579.4
199099.62
199599.52
200097.86
200599.99
2006100.33
2007100.27
2008100.76
2009101
2010101.17
2011101.42
2012101.89
201399.24
201498.57
201598.67
201699.57
2017**99.64
Net summer capacity in billion kilowatts
197537.27
198051.81
198579.4
199099.62
199599.52
200097.86
200599.99
2006100.33
2007100.27
2008100.76
2009101
2010101.17
2011101.42
2012101.89
201399.24
201498.57
201598.67
201699.57
2017**99.64
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This statistic shows the net summer capacity of operable units in the United States between 1975 and 2017. In 2017, this figure stood at around 100 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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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1975 to 2017
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* As of year end.
**This figure is an estimate.
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