Wednesday, February 28, 2007

NEI Energy Markets Report (February 19th - 23rd)

Here's a summary of what went on in the energy markets last week:

Electricity prices experienced large drops in the East, Southeast and Midwest as prices were mostly decreasing throughout the country last week (see pages 1 & 2). Gas prices fell at the Henry Hub $0.49 to $7.83 / MMBtu (see page 4).

Nuclear plant capacity availability was 94% last week as three reactors were down for maintenance and three reactors were down for refueling outages (see pages 2 & 3). Crystal River 3 was down after a “failed circuit card resulted in the unit automatically coming offline.” Palo Verde 2 was down to “repair a small oil leak in a high pressure safety injection pump bearing.” Browns Ferry 2 began its refueling outage on February 20th.

For the report click here (pdf). It is also located on NEI's Nuclear Statistics webpage.

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