Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nuclear Power Output is Identical Year-on-Year

Today's nuclear capacity factor is 95.8%, the same as this date last year.  It has been comparable for the last ten days.  Last year, the capacity factor started falling on Jan 24, with some short term outages that led into the spring refueling and maintenance season in February.  Unless some unplanned maintenance is required, the last week in January of this year could outperform last year, offsetting some gas demand.

The gas equivalent of the difference between this year and last year has been very slight for the last ten days: