Friday, January 6, 2017

Nuclear Power Output Comparable to Last Year

Now that maintenance and refueling season is at an end, power output is near capacity, as it was last year at this time.  Today the capacity factor is projected at 96.4%, a new high for the season, and last year it stood at 96.8%.

In terms of natural gas volumes, the difference between today and this day last year is just 0.07 BCFE.  Last year, the capacity factor began declining about this time, so we may be facing a relative surplus if there are no unplanned maintenance events.