Capacity factor of nuclear power plants in the U.S. 1975-2018

This statistic represents the capacity factor of nuclear power plants in the United States between 1975 and 2018. In 2018, the capacity factor of U.S. nuclear power plants stood at around 92.6 percent.

Capacity factor of nuclear power plants in the U.S. from 1975 to 2018*

Capacity factor
2018**92.6%
201792.3%
201692.3%
201592.3%
201491.7%
201389.9%
201286.1%
201189.1%
201091.1%
200589.3%
200088.1%
199577.4%
199066%
198558%
198056.3%
197555.9%
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1975 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* According to the EIA, the Generator Capacity Factor is the ratio of the electric energy produced by a generating unit for a given period of time to the electric energy that could have been produced at continuous full-power operation during the same period.
** This figure is an estimate.

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