Nuclear Power Capacity Trend

Sum of Reference Unit Power (net capacity) of reactors in operation within and at the end of reported years

Nuclear Power Capacity Trend

Year Total Net Electrical Capacity
[GW]
Number of Operated Reactors Year-end Total Net Electrical Capacity
[GW]
Year-end Operational Reactors
2002 358.55 444 357.48 439
2003 360.81 443 359.83 437
2004 366.05 443 364.54 437
2005 368.98 442 368.04 440
2006 371.73 442 369.49 434
2007 371.62 438 369.48 436
2008 369.74 436 368.27 434
2009 369.91 436 367.41 433
2010 372.12 438 370.93 436
2011 375.93 443 359.99 425
2012 365.66 430 362.38 425
2013 366.76 429 360.91 422
2014 366.00 427 365.40 426
2015 375.81 436 371.94 429
2016 381.67 439 379.63 435
2017 383.19 439 380.86 436
2018 391.18 445 385.75 438
2019 391.43 444 381.23 431
2020 386.91 436 381.75 430
2021 387.40 436 378.73 426
  • Operated reactors are those reactors that were in operation at least for a short time in the year – this includes also reactors that were shutdown (permanently or into long-term shutdown) during the year.
  • Year-end operational reactors are those reactors that had a status ‘in operation’ at the end of the year.


Above data generated by the PRIS database. Last update on 2022-09-27

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