German Nuclear Power Plants Lead the World again in 2006

Berlin, 19.02.2007

The most successful nuclear power plants in the world can be found in Germany. Seven of the ten best production results in the world were generated in Germany last year. With an annual generation of 12.4 billion kilowatt hours (bn. kWh), the Isar 2 nuclear power plant was the world champion in electricity generation for the eighth time. The other German nuclear power plants in the Top Ten are Brokdorf, Emsland, Grohnde, Neckar 2, Philippsburg 2 and Gundremmingen C.

The German Atomic Forum e. V. welcomes this excellent result. The total annual electricity generation in the 17 German nuclear power plants rose by around three percent over the previous year in 2006 to 167.4 bn. kWh. A share of over 26 percent of the total electricity generation in Germany underlines the significance of nuclear power in the German energy mix.

437 nuclear power plants were in operation at the end of 2006 in 31 countries, a further 29 nuclear power units were under construction in ten countries. Furthermore, power supply companies have concrete plans to build around 40 additional nuclear power plants. This development makes one thing very clear: the world is coming to rely increasingly on the peaceful use of nuclear power.

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