Nuclear power in the U.S.  statistics & facts
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 U.S. nuclear energy consumption
 8.12qn Btu
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Nuclear energy consumption in the U.S. 20002021
 U.S. net nuclear power generation
 771.54 TWh
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Nuclear electricity generation in the U.S. 19752022
 Leading U.S. state in nuclear energy generation
 Illinois
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Nuclear energy production in the U.S. 2022, by key state
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 Premium Statistic Global nuclear power production 2021, by leading country
 Basic Statistic Global nuclear power consumption share 2021, by selected country
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 Premium Statistic Global nuclear energy power plant construction 19542021
 Basic Statistic Operable nuclear power reactors worldwide 2022, by country
 Basic Statistic Planned global nuclear power reactor additions 2022, by country
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Global nuclear power production 2021, by leading country
Global nuclear power production 2021, by leading country
Leading countries in nuclear energy generation worldwide in 2021 (in gigawatthours)

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Global nuclear power consumption share 2021, by selected country
Global nuclear power consumption share 2021, by selected country
Distribution of nuclear power consumption worldwide in 2021, by selected country

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Global annual growth in nuclear energy consumption 2021, by country
Global annual growth in nuclear energy consumption 2021, by country
Percentage change in annual nuclear energy consumption worldwide in 2021, by select country

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Global nuclear energy power plant construction 19542021
Global nuclear energy power plant construction 19542021
Number of nuclear reactor construction starts worldwide from 1954 to 2021

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Operable nuclear power reactors worldwide 2022, by country
Operable nuclear power reactors worldwide 2022, by country
Number of operable nuclear power reactors worldwide as of May 2022, by country

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Planned global nuclear power reactor additions 2022, by country
Planned global nuclear power reactor additions 2022, by country
Number of planned nuclear power reactor additions worldwide as of May 2022, by country
Power plants & capacity
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 Basic Statistic Number of nuclear power reactors in the U.S. 19572022
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 Basic Statistic Nuclear power plants' net summer capacity in the U.S. 19752022
 Basic Statistic Nuclear power plants' capacity factor in the U.S. 19752022
 Basic Statistic Operating heat rate for nuclear power in the U.S. 20022021
Power plants & capacity

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Number of nuclear power reactors in the U.S. 19572022
Number of nuclear power reactors in the U.S. 19572022
Number of nuclear power reactors in the United States (U.S.) for selected years from 1957 and 2022

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Nuclear power reactors' years of operation in the U.S. 2022
Nuclear power reactors' years of operation in the U.S. 2022
Number of commercial nuclear power reactors in the United States in 2022, by years of operation

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Number of operative nuclear power reactors in the U.S. 2022, by state
Number of operative nuclear power reactors in the U.S. 2022, by state
Number of operational nuclear power reactors in the United States in 2022, by state

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Nuclear power plants' net summer capacity in the U.S. 19752022
Nuclear power plants' net summer capacity in the U.S. 19752022
Net summer capacity of nuclear power plants in the United States from 1975 to 2022 (in terawatts)

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Nuclear power plants' capacity factor in the U.S. 19752022
Nuclear power plants' capacity factor in the U.S. 19752022
Capacity factor of nuclear power plants in the United States from 1975 to 2022

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Operating heat rate for nuclear power in the U.S. 20022021
Operating heat rate for nuclear power in the U.S. 20022021
Average operating heat rate for nuclear power in the United States from 2002 to 2021* (in British thermal units per kilowatthour)
Production & consumption
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 Premium Statistic Nuclear electricity generation in the U.S. 19752022
 Basic Statistic Nuclear share in electricity generation in the U.S. 19752022
 Basic Statistic Nuclear energy production in the U.S. 2022, by key state
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 Premium Statistic Nuclear electricity consumption in the U.S. by key state 2021
Production & consumption

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Nuclear electricity generation in the U.S. 19752022
Nuclear electricity generation in the U.S. 19752022
Net nuclear power generation in the United States from 1975 to 2022 (in terawatthours)

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Nuclear share in electricity generation in the U.S. 19752022
Nuclear share in electricity generation in the U.S. 19752022
Share of nuclear power in electricity production in the United States from 1975 to 2022

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Nuclear energy production in the U.S. 2022, by key state
Nuclear energy production in the U.S. 2022, by key state
Leading nuclear power producing states in the United States in 2022 (in gigawatthours)

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Nuclear energy consumption in the U.S. 20002021
Nuclear energy consumption in the U.S. 20002021
Nuclear energy consumption in the United States from 2000 to 2021 (in quadrillion British thermal units)

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Nuclear electricity consumption in the U.S. by key state 2021
Nuclear electricity consumption in the U.S. by key state 2021
Nuclear electric power consumption in the United States in 2021, by selected state (in million kilowatthours)
Industry
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 Premium Statistic Largest nuclear power plant operating utilities in the U.S. 2022
 Basic Statistic Nuclear plants' power generating costs in the U.S. 20022021
 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. 20192022
 Basic Statistic Nuclear refueling outage days in the U.S. 19952022
Industry

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Largest nuclear power plant operating utilities in the U.S. 2022
Largest nuclear power plant operating utilities in the U.S. 2022
Leading operators of nuclear power plants in the United States as of August 2022, by capacity (in megawatts)

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Nuclear plants' power generating costs in the U.S. 20022021
Nuclear plants' power generating costs in the U.S. 20022021
Electricity production costs for nuclear power plants in the United States from 2002 to 2021 (in U.S. dollars per megawatthour)*

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Expenditure on nuclear fuels in the U.S. 2021, by major state
Expenditure on nuclear fuels in the U.S. 2021, by major state
Leading states' nuclear fuel expenditure in the United States in 2021, by selected state (in million U.S. dollars)

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Average daily nuclear capacity outages in the U.S. 20192022
Average daily nuclear capacity outages in the U.S. 20192022
Average daily nuclear capacity outages in the United States from January 2019 to December 2022 (in gigawatts)

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Nuclear refueling outage days in the U.S. 19952022
Nuclear refueling outage days in the U.S. 19952022
Average length of refueling outages for nuclear plants in the United States from 1995 to 2022* (in days)
Outlook
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 Premium Statistic U.S. nuclear energy R&D budget allocated in 20202022
 Premium Statistic U.S. nuclear fusion energy research investments 2021, by type
 Premium Statistic Production of nuclear energy in the U.S. outlook 20202050
 Premium Statistic Nuclear reactor operating licenses expirations in the U.S. 20242055
 Premium Statistic Projection of nuclear power plants' levelized electricity costs U.S. 2027 & 2040
 Premium Statistic Projected global installed nuclear generating capacity 20202050
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U.S. nuclear energy R&D budget allocated in 20202022
U.S. nuclear energy R&D budget allocated in 20202022
Total Research and Development (R&D) budget allocated for nuclear energy by the Department of Energy of the United States (U.S.) from 2020 to 2022 and congressional request for 2023* (in billion U.S. dollars)

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U.S. nuclear fusion energy research investments 2021, by type
U.S. nuclear fusion energy research investments 2021, by type
Value of investments in nuclear fusion development and technologies in the United States as of 2021, by type (in million U.S. dollars)

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Production of nuclear energy in the U.S. outlook 20202050
Production of nuclear energy in the U.S. outlook 20202050
Nuclear energy production in the United States in 2020 with a forecast for 2050 (in billion kilowatthours)

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Nuclear reactor operating licenses expirations in the U.S. 20242055
Nuclear reactor operating licenses expirations in the U.S. 20242055
Number of expiring commercial nuclear power reactor operating licenses in the United States from 2024 to 2055

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Projection of nuclear power plants' levelized electricity costs U.S. 2027 & 2040
Projection of nuclear power plants' levelized electricity costs U.S. 2027 & 2040
Forecast levelized costs of electricity for new nuclear power plants in the United States in 2027 and 2040 (in U.S. dollars per megawatthour)

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Projected global installed nuclear generating capacity 20202050
Projected global installed nuclear generating capacity 20202050
Installed nuclear generating capacity worldwide in 2020 with a forecast for 2050, by region (in gigawatts)
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