Here's a summary of U.S. nuclear plant performances last month:
For August 2007, the average net capacity factor reached 97.6 percent. This figure is 0.9 percentage points higher than the same one-month period in 2006. Monthly nuclear generation was 72.7 billion kilowatt-hours for August 2007, compared to 72.0 bkWh for the same one-month period in 2006. The nuclear generation for August 2007 was the highest month on record compared to all the other months of August for the previous years.For the report click here. It is also located on NEI's Financial Center webpage.
For 2007, year-to-date nuclear generation was 544.8 billion kilowatt-hours, compared to 531.2 bkWh in 2006 (2.6 percent increase) and 519.4 bkWh in the record year of 2004.
According to EIA’s Short Term Energy Outlook, preliminary weather information for August indicated cooling degree-days (daily summer mean temperature in Fahrenheit minus 65o F) were 24 percent higher than normal.