US Nuclear Reactors

Data Analytics of Commercial Operating Nuclear Power Reactors in the US

Data visualization for preliminary understanding of commercial operating nuclear power reactors in the United States using open data from US gov.

According to Forbes, there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created everyday and the pace is accelerating rapidly with the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT). 90% of the data in the world was generated in the last 2 years. With this mind-boggling amount of data flooding in, we at Cronumax see opportunity. By tapping into US gov open data, we are able to have a top-down view of currently operating commercial nuclear power plants in the United States. If this doesn’t interest you, tell us what data insight you want us to produce in future.

US Nuclear Reactors

Most power plants are heat engines, and therefore can’t turn 100% of their input energy into electricity. Because of this, there are two values assigned to a powerplant: megawatts electric (MWe), and megawatts thermal (MWt). The former refers to the electricity output capability of the plant, and the latter refers to the input energy required.