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atw Vol. 63 (2018) | Issue 5 ı May

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Operating results 2017 – Part I*

REPORT

In 2017 the German nuclear power plants generated

84.63 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity gross.

The Gundremmingen B nuclear power plant ceased operation

on 31 December 2017 due to the revision of the

German Atomic Energy Act in the political aftermath of

the accidents in Fukushima, Japan, in 2011. Eight nuclear

power plants with an electric gross output of

11,357 MWe were in operation on 31 December 2017.

Three power plants in operation until 31 December

2017 achieved operating results with a gross production

greater than 10 billion kilowatt hours and two power

plants even produced more than 11 billion kilowatt hours.

German nuclear power plants achieved two of the

world’s ten best production results in 2017 (“Top Ten”). At

the end of 2017, 449 reactor units were in operation in 31

countries worldwide and 56 were under construction in 16

countries. The share of nuclear power in world electricity

production was around 11 %. German nuclear power

plants have been occupying top spots in electricity production

for decades thus providing an impressive demonstration

of their efficiency, availability and reliability.

The Shin Kori 3 nuclear power plant in the Republic Korea

(capacity: 1,475 MWe gross) achieved the world record

in electricity production in 2017 in its first year of commercial

operation with 12,921,000 MWh. The German nuclear

power plants Isar 2 (KKI 2, 11,523,513 MWh) and Emsland

(KKE, 11,323,704 MWh) took the ninth and tenth place.

* The reports with additional operating results of European

nuclear power plants will be published in a further issue of atw.

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