The IEA’s Monthly Electricity Statistics for March 2011 showed nuclear generation at 185.6 TWh (1.2 % ahead of March 2010). For the year to date up to March, 2011 the OECD is 13.5 TWh ahead of the pace of 2010.
US nuclear generation was off 1.2% for the first four months of 2011. For the first four months of 2011, US nuclear plants generated 256.9 billion kWh, 1.2% lower than 2010. As of May 31, 29 nuclear units have refueled and another 16 are currently refueling. Forty-five nuclear units have refueled or are in the process of refueling for the first half of 2011 compared to 32 for the same period in 2010.
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