Wednesday, March 07, 2007

NEI Energy Markets Report (February 26th - March 2nd)

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

Electricity prices were mixed throughout the country last week (see pages 1 & 2). Gas prices fell at the Henry Hub $0.50 to $7.33 / MMBtu (see page 4).

Nuclear plant availability was 91% last week with six reactors down for refueling and five reactors down for maintenance (see pages 2 & 3).

By 2011, the following amounts of new generating capacity are expected to start up: 43,000 MW coal; 46,000 MW natural gas; and 25,000 MW wind (see page 8).

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

2 comments:

Nick said...

I would suggest the following phrasing:

"By 2011, the following amounts of new generating capacity are in the planning process:..."

You might also wish to add: "Please note that these are current plan data only, and not projections of expected capacity. The numbers are subject to change as development plans change, and are only accurate within the planning horizons for each form of generation."

David Bradish said...

Nick,

Appreciate the comments. If you look at the bottom of the report, you will see a note that explains what the New Entrants data includes. The phrasing in the highlights is something the bossman chose.