Definition: Nuclear heat (Code 5100)
The heat produced in a reactor as a result of nuclear fission is regarded as primary production of nuclear heat, or in other words nuclear energy. It is the actual heat produced or calculated on the basis of reported gross electricity generation and the thermal efficiency of the nuclear plant. The gross electricity generation is measured at the outlet of the main transformers, i.e. the consumption of electricity in the plant auxiliaries and in transformers is included.
Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 On Energy Statistics, Joint International Energy Agency/Eurostat/United Nations Economic Commission For Europe annual questionnaire on renewables and wastes