Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Nuclear Power Output Steady, Slightly Below Last Winter

Nuclear power output in the continental US has been level over the past 9 days, about 1% below last year.  This is a change from the first part of winter, where output was outpacing '15.  However, this was the high water mark for nuclear power generation last year, and reactors began to go offline on Jan 8th, so we may again experience a surplus of electricity from nukes.

On a gas equivalent basis, it adds up to about 2 BCF less fossil fuel generation per week at the current level: