There are almost 450 nuclear power reactors operating in 32 countries, providing about 10% of the world’s electricity. Electricity demand is increasing about twice as fast as overall energy use and is expected to rise by more than half to 2040. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nuclear power reactors generally have high annual capacity factors
Having been described as “America’s work horse,” nuclear power plants are all over the U.S. Palo Verde Generating Station (PVGS) is considered the largest nuclear energy facility in America. Producing 32 million megawatt-hours annually, this plant alone is enough power for more than 4 million people in a year, making it the largest contributor to Arizona’s clean-air energy.
Palo Verde Generating Station – Photo from LinkedIn
There are many other unique power plants to learn about, and more being planned each day. Did you know you can see a library of up-to-date information on all operable, under construction and planned nuclear reactors worldwide? Visit this library here to search by Country!