Production expenses of U.S. nuclear reactors and fossil-steam plants

This graph shows the production expenses of U.S. nuclear reactors and fossil-steam plants from 1998 through 2008. In 2005, production expenses of U.S. nuclear reactors were 18.16 U.S. dollars per megawatt hour, compared to fossil-steam plant expenses of 27.69 U.S. dollars per megawatt hour. According to the source, production expense is one component of the cost of generating electric power, which includes costs associated with fuel, as well as plant operation and maintenance.

Production expenses of U.S. nuclear reactors and fossil-steam* plants from 1998 through 2008

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Sources

Release date

August 2010

Region

United States

Survey time period

1998 to 2008

Supplementary notes

* Includes coal and fossil fuel.
The abbreviation EIA stands for Energy Information Administration.
The abbreviation FERC stands for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The abbreviation NRC stands for Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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