Capacity factor of nuclear power plants in the U.S. from 1975 to 2017*

Capacity factor of nuclear power plants in the U.S. 1975-2017 This statistic represents the capacity factor of nuclear power plants in the United States between 1975 and 2017. In 2017, the capacity factor of U.S. nuclear power plants stood at around 92.2 percent.
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Capacity factor
197555.9%
198056.3%
198558%
199066%
199577.4%
200088.1%
200589.3%
201091.1%
201189.1%
201296.1%
201389.9%
201491.7%
201592.3%
201692.3%
2017**92.2%
Capacity factor
197555.9%
198056.3%
198558%
199066%
199577.4%
200088.1%
200589.3%
201091.1%
201189.1%
201296.1%
201389.9%
201491.7%
201592.3%
201692.3%
2017**92.2%
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This statistic represents the capacity factor of nuclear power plants in the United States between 1975 and 2017. In 2017, the capacity factor of U.S. nuclear power plants stood at around 92.2 percent.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1975 to 2017
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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