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Nuclear reactor power output worldwide 2019, by reactor type

As of December 31, 2019, all pressurized water reactors (PWR) worldwide achieved a net electrical power output of 284.2 gigawatts. PWR's are the most common type of nuclear reactors used in nuclear power plants, with 300 in operation worldwide.

Net electrical power of nuclear reactors worldwide in 2019, by reactor type

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

As of December 31, 2019

Supplementary notes

As of 31 December, 2018.

PWR=Pressurized water reactor.
BWR=Boiling water reactor.
PHWR=Pressurized heavy water reactor.
GCR=Gas-cooled reactor.
LWGR=Light water graphite reactor.
PBR=Fast breeder reactor.

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