In the year 2001, the German nuclear power plants set new production records: the amount of electricity generated free of CO2 rose to a so-far unattained high (totalling 171.3 TWh), and on an international level, too, existing records were broken. For example, on a world-wide scale of electricity production, there were no less than eight German reactors among the top ten most efficient nuclear power plants last year, taking the positions one to seven and nine. For the third time in a row, the Isar-2 nuclear power plant was world electricity production champion in 2001, generating a total of 12.4 TWh.
Among the 31 nations using nuclear power in the world, Germany produced the fourth-highest amount of nuclear-generated electricity, surpassed only by the USA, France and Japan - and this with the comparatively low number of just 19 reactors. The German Atomic Forum (DAtF e. V.) sees this as further proof of the safe and reliable operation of the German nuclear power plants. The Federal Republic disposes of a great deal of know-how in the field of nuclear engineering. It is not by coincidence that the top ten of nuclear power plants is dominated by plants that have been designed and manufactured by German companies. This specialised knowledge must not be lost if Germany wants to keep its influence in the nuclear sector in future, too.
|Country||Nuclear Power Plant||Supplier|| Rated power (gross)
| Electrical energy generated (gross)
|USA||South Texas-1||Westinghouse||1 315||10,80|
Further statistics can be ordered from DAtF (fax +49 30 288805-20 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Figures taken i. a. from information provided by "platts Nucleonics Week", McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.
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