Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Coal to Gas Switching in MISO Region Fades as Nuclear Reactors Return to Service

Weekday market share for natural gas has been strong over the last six weeks in MISO, but the single biggest factor driving that is nuclear capacity factor.  Nuke capacity factor has been well below the prior year for April and May, with average output around 200 GWHD this year, vs 280 last year.

As nukes ramp back up, gas should fade from the mix.