Average power plant operating expenses for major investor-owned electric utilities in the U.S. from 1998 to 2017 (in mills per kilowatt hour)

Power plant operating expenses 1998-2017 This statistic shows average power plant operating expenses for major investor-owned electric utilities in the United States between 1998 and 2017. In 2017, the operating expenses for nuclear power plants run by major U.S. investor-owned electric totaled 25.36 mills per kilowatt hour. According to the source, a mill is a monetary cost and billing unit equal to 1/1000 of the U.S. dollar (equivalent to 1/10 of one cent).
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Gas turbine and small scale**Fossil steamNuclearHydroelectric*
201730.1936.0825.3610.98
201630.1936.0825.3610.98
201533.2437.2625.7113.42
201442.639.0426.7911.9
201337.9237.9227.2910.88
201235.6737.227.4211.34
201144.5435.0924.78.88
201048.7435.7623.989.15
200957.5540.4821.698.38
200870.7235.7521.379.67
200764.4330.8820.329.32
200659.5629.8519.576.46
200561.127.8818.156.68
200048.9422.3215.895.74
199937.7420.1218.355.38
199830.7920.4521.024.67
Gas turbine and small scale**Fossil steamNuclearHydroelectric*
201730.1936.0825.3610.98
201630.1936.0825.3610.98
201533.2437.2625.7113.42
201442.639.0426.7911.9
201337.9237.9227.2910.88
201235.6737.227.4211.34
201144.5435.0924.78.88
201048.7435.7623.989.15
200957.5540.4821.698.38
200870.7235.7521.379.67
200764.4330.8820.329.32
200659.5629.8519.576.46
200561.127.8818.156.68
200048.9422.3215.895.74
199937.7420.1218.355.38
199830.7920.4521.024.67
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This statistic shows average power plant operating expenses for major investor-owned electric utilities in the United States between 1998 and 2017. In 2017, the operating expenses for nuclear power plants run by major U.S. investor-owned electric totaled 25.36 mills per kilowatt hour. According to the source, a mill is a monetary cost and billing unit equal to 1/1000 of the U.S. dollar (equivalent to 1/10 of one cent).
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Release date
October 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1998 to 2017
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* Conventional hydro and pumped storage.
** Gas turbine, internal combustion, photovoltaic, and wind plants.
Figures are compiled from several editions of the publication.
According to the source, a mill is a monetary cost and billing unit equal to 1/1000 of the U.S. dollar (equivalent to 1/10 of one cent).
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.
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