Despite closures, U.S. nuclear electricity generation in 2018 surpassed its previous peak

Electricity generation from U.S. nuclear power plants totaled 807.1 million megawatthours (MWh) in 2018, slightly more than the previous peak of 807.0 million MWh in 2010, based on preliminary annual data. Although several nuclear power plants have closed since 2010, a combination of added capacity through uprates and shorter refueling and maintenance cycles allowed the remaining nuclear power plants to produce more electricity. In the near future, however, EIA expects that U.S. nuclear power output will decline. Source: Today in Energy – Despite closures, U.S. nuclear electricity generation in 2018 surpassed its previous peak

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