Tuesday, February 27, 2007

NEI's Nuclear Performance Monthly (January 2007)

Here's a summary of U.S. nuclear plant performances last month:

For January 2007, NEI estimates the average net capacity factor reached 98.8 percent. This figure is 2.1 percentage points higher than the same one month period in 2006. NEI estimates monthly nuclear generation at 73.5 billion kilowatt-hours for January 2007 compared to 71.9 bkWh for the same one month period in 2006.

For 2007, NEI estimates year to date nuclear generation at 73.5 billion kilowatt-hours compared to 71.9.0 bkWh in 2006 (2.2 percent increase).

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

2 comments:

Stewart Peterson said...

Isn't the capacity factor inflated a bit by the use of net summer capacity in January? Shouldn't the percentage increase be corrected for temperature?

David Bradish said...

Yes it is a little bit inflated but the data (xls) we pull from EIA is the Net Summer Capacity. They don't specifically show it is Summer but we have another database which shows it is.