Nuclear power in the U.S.

Statistics report on nuclear energy in the United States

Nuclear power in the U.S.

This report presents graphs and tables about the nuclear power industry in the United States. Focusing on nuclear power generation, it also provides data on nuclear power plant operators, industry costs, and an outlook chapter.

Table of contents


  • Premium Statistic Global nuclear power production 2021, by leading country
  • Basic Statistic Global nuclear power consumption share 2022, by selected country
  • Premium Statistic Global annual growth in nuclear energy consumption 2022, by country
  • Premium Statistic Global nuclear energy power plant construction 1954-2022
  • Basic Statistic Operable nuclear power reactors worldwide 2023, by country
  • Basic Statistic Planned global nuclear power reactor additions 2023, by country

Power plants & capacity

  • Basic Statistic Number of nuclear power reactors in the U.S. 1957-2022
  • Basic Statistic Nuclear power reactors' years of operation in the U.S. 2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of operative nuclear power reactors in the U.S. 2023, by state
  • Basic Statistic Nuclear power plants' net summer capacity in the U.S. 1975-2022
  • Basic Statistic Nuclear power plants' capacity factor in the U.S. 1975-2022
  • Basic Statistic Operating heat rate for nuclear power in the U.S. 2002-2021

Production & consumption

  • Premium Statistic Nuclear electricity generation in the U.S. 1975-2022
  • Basic Statistic Nuclear share in electricity generation in the U.S. 1975-2022
  • Basic Statistic Nuclear energy production in the U.S. 2022, by key state
  • Premium Statistic Nuclear energy consumption in the U.S. 2000-2022
  • Premium Statistic Nuclear electricity consumption in the U.S. by key state 2021


  • Premium Statistic Largest nuclear power plant operating utilities in the U.S. 2023
  • Basic Statistic Nuclear plants' power generating costs in the U.S. 2002-2021
  • Premium Statistic Expenditure on nuclear fuels in the U.S. 2021, by major state
  • Premium Statistic Average daily nuclear capacity outages in the U.S. 2019-2022
  • Basic Statistic Nuclear refueling outage days in the U.S. 1995-2022


  • Premium Statistic U.S. nuclear energy R&D budget allocated in 2020-2022
  • Premium Statistic U.S. nuclear fusion energy research investments 2021, by type
  • Premium Statistic Production of nuclear energy in the U.S. outlook 2022-2050
  • Premium Statistic Nuclear reactor operating licenses expirations in the U.S. 2024-2055
  • Premium Statistic Projection of nuclear power plants' levelized electricity costs U.S. 2027 & 2040
  • Premium Statistic Projected global installed nuclear generating capacity 2022-2050

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