Thursday, 6 January 2011

Some annual stats

This time of year, many blogs are summing up 2010 and providing their version of current nuclear statistics. Who am I to resist?

But rather than look just at 2010, why now page back to 2004 - the first year of annual data on the main page of the IAEA Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) database.

2010 saw construction officially start (first concrete pour) on 15 nuclear units in 5 countries, including a 2-unit site in India. These amount to nearly 14.9 GWe of capacity [over a 1000% increase from construction starts in 2004].

The chart of the information from the database is below - I'll let the readers draw their own conclusions. [maroon - construction initiated (MWe), blue - construction initiated (No. Units), yellow - capacity brought online (MWe)]

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