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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 17:00

Global nuclear industry shows high performance

The world’s nuclear reactors performed excellently in 2017. Global nuclear electricity output was 2506 TWh, an increase of 29 TWh compared to 2016, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to World Nuclear Performance Report 2018 by the World Nuclear Association.

This marked the fifth successive year that nuclear output has increased, with generation 160 TWh higher than in 2012.At the end of 2017 the global nuclear capacity of the 448 operable reactors stood at 392 GWe, up 2 GWe on the end of 2016 total. Four new reactors were connected to the grid, with a combined capacity of 3373 MWe. Five reactors were shut down, with a combined capacity of 3025 MWe. However two of those reactors, Monju and Santa Maria de Garoña, had not generated for some years previously. The number of reactors under construction at the end of 2017 was 59.

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