Tag Archives: outages

U.S. nuclear outages were less than 3% of capacity this summer

September 28, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Outages at U.S. nuclear power plants were extremely low this summer (June through August), averaging 2.9 gigawatts (GW), or less than 3% of total U.S. nuclear capacity. During four days in August, outages dropped to just 0.1 GW out of a total U.S. nuclear capacity of 98.7 […]

U.S. nuclear outages are low during summer peak electricity demand season

July 24, 2015 Source: U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Note: Standard industrial electrolyzer (left) and dedicated hydrogen storage (right) will be engaged in power-to-gas conversion research. Commercial-grade systems will be significantly larger. Large-scale electricity storage technologies are currently limited in use, with pumped hydroelectric storage accounting for more than 98% of total […]

U.S. nuclear outages are low during summer peak electricity demand season

July 17, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Outage data reflect only nuclear units that have operated or were intended to operate in the past year. As the country reaches the summer peak electricity demand season, nearly all U.S. nuclear generators have returned from refueling outages. Total outages were less than 1.5 gigawatts (GW) […]

Supply shortages lead to rolling power outages in the Philippines

March 6, 2015 Source: Platts World Electric Power Plant Database (December 2014 release)Note: Planned additions reflect projects currently under construction. As the 12th-largest nation in the world, the Philippines has a population of more than 100 million people spread over 7,000 islands, presenting several electricity infrastructure challenges. Currently, the country is facing growing concerns over […]

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