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Notes from the 2023 NN Reference Section
This year marks the 25th year that ANS's Nuclear News magazine has published its Reference Section, which features a world list of nuclear power plants, maps showing worldwide plant locations, tables with information on U.S. plant renewals, and international data tables and graphics. What follows are interesting tidbits that Nuclear Newswire has picked up from this year's Reference Section.
From the Reference SectionFive power reactors started commercial operations around the world in 2022 and five more closed, leaving the total number of operable nuclear power reactors in this 25th Annual Reference Section at 434, the same as the year before. What’s more, that number is just one more than the 433 power reactors listed in the 1st Annual Reference Section back in 1999. But make no mistake, plenty has changed over 25 years. Read on.
October 24, 2022|12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)
Available to All Users
Presented by the ANS Operations and Power Division
In 2021, over 20% of US electricity generation came from coal and much of that generation is scheduled for retirement over the next decade. Advanced nuclear technologies represent an emissions-free alternative to coal that is currently being pursued at some domestic coal sites and the opportunity exists for additional projects in the future. An expert panel will discuss the challenges that still remain to unlock the full potential of a large-scale coal to nuclear transition in the U.S.