US Nuclear Outage Season: Spring 2014

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Expectations for the spring 2014 season relative to last year ultimately hinge on the level of forced outages as these played a pivotal role in available capacity in 2013. Around 39 GW of capacity is expected to refuel this spring compared to around 30 31 GW that refueled during the prior two spring outage seasons. However last year's nuclear fleet operated at lower output than predicted by scheduled refueling as extended forced outages persisted at a number of plants.

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  • Figure 1: US nuclear historic daily operating capacity (15-day average)
  • Figure 2: Historical and forecast US nuclear capacity undergoing refueling by season
  • Henry Hub cash price vs. outages
  • Henry Hub 3-month strip forward curve vs. outages
  • Figure 5: Fukushima-related outages have skewed recent outage seasons
  • Figure 3: Fermi forced outages result in a forward-looking shift of refueling


  • Appendix: List of units scheduled to refuel during spring 2014

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