Thursday, August 09, 2007

America's Nuclear Plants Running Close to 100% Capacity

NEI's Energy Markets Report will be published shortly, but I thought it might be wise to pass along some preliminary numbers that are critically important at a time when the mercury is rising to record temperatures all over the country.

When you look at the measure of capacity factor, America's nuclear plants are running about as close to 100% as you can reasonably get:

Monday, July 30 – 99.53%
Tuesday, July 31 – 99.54%
Wednesday, August 1 – 99.77%
Thursday, August 2 – 99.60%

I'm sure Dave will have the complete report in the coming days. Still, with the temperature rising, I think these numbers are important to keep in mind. Here are some other numbers to keep in mind too.

For other recent nuclear performance stats, click here.

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