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Nuclear Construction Reaches 25-Year High

Last year saw the largest annual increase in nuclear power generation in over 25 years and global nuclear generation rose for the fourth successive year. The world’s operating nuclear reactors continued to have high levels of performance in 2016, with an average capacity factor of 80.5%. The industry has maintained high capacity factors of around 80% for the last 20 years.

However, the World Nuclear Association concludes, if nuclear is going to make a full contribution to future clean electricity supply, action is needed in three key areas: establishing a level playing field in electricity markets; building harmonized regulatory processes; and creating an effective safety paradigm. 

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