Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Nuclear Power Output Steady at +1 BCFE vs 2016

This week marks the first period since early December that US nuclear power generators maintained a capacity factor substantially above 2016.  Yesterday's factor, 95.6%, was 5% above last year, and the natural gas displacement of this high output is exceeding last year by almost 1 BCFD right now.  

The difference should diminish over the next 3 days, as last year's capacity factor rose sharply during the same period: