Nuclear power generation grew most rapidly in Asia, where generation increased 12%, up 56.3 TWh to 533.0 TWh, now more than one-fifth of global generation. Worldwide nuclear generation increased for the sixth successive year, reaching 2,563 Terra Watt Hour (TWh) in 2018.
Nuclear power catered to more than 10% of global electricity demand according to data compiled by World Nuclear Association, an international organisation that represents the global nuclear industry.
“Nuclear power reactor performance is high; world’s nuclear reactors achieved an average capacity utilisation factor of 80%, much higher than many other forms of electricity generation,” the Association said in a statement.
According to Agneta Rising, its director general, at the end of 2018 capacity of world’s 449 operable reactors was 397 GWe, up 4 GWe from the previous year. Read more
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