U.S. nuclear reactors - forced outage rate 2000-2015

This statistic represents the forced outage rate of U.S. nuclear reactors between the fiscal years of 2000 and 2015. The outage rate in 2005 stood at 2.34 percent. According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the term outage refers to a period during which a generating unit, transmission line, or other facility is out of service. The forced outage rate is the number of hours that the plant is unable to operate divided by the sum of the hours that the plant is generating electricity and the hours that the plant is not able to operate.

Forced outage rate of U.S. nuclear reactors from FY 2000 to FY 2015

Forced outage rate
20151.1%
20141.27%
20132.98%
20122.77%
20111.8%
20101.74%
20092.21%
20081.34%
20071.41%
20061.47%
20052.34%
20041.88%
20033.04%
20021.7%
20013%
20004.24%
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Source

Release date

2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

FY 2000 to FY 2015

Supplementary notes

As of July 2015. Figures prior to 2006 are taken from previous reports.

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