DOUNREAY PFR

Permanent Shutdown


Reactor Details

Reactor Type Model Owner Operator
FBR
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Reference Unit Power (Net Capacity) Design Net Capacity Gross Capacity Thermal Capacity
234 MWe
234 MWe
250 MWe
600 MWt
Construction Start Date First Criticality Date
01 Jan, 1966
01 Mar, 1974
First Grid Connection Commercial Operation Date
10 Jan, 1975
01 Jul, 1976
Permanent Shutdown Date
31 Mar, 1994

LifeTime Performance

Electricity Supplied Energy Availability Factor Operation Factor Energy Unavailability Factor Load Factor
7.14 TW.h
40.7 %
38.2 %
59.3 %
26.9 %
Lifetime performance calculated up to year 1991

Operating History

Year Electricity Supplied
[GW.h]
Reference Unit Power
[MW]
Annual Time On Line
[h]
Operation Factor
[%]
Energy Availability Factor
[%]
Load Factor
[%]
Annual Cumulative Annual Cumulative
1975 Data from a trial operation not provided
1976 Data Not Provided
1977 "
1978 232.300 180 2534 28.9 14.8 NC 14.7 NC
1979 159.000 183 2907 33.2 100.0 57.7 9.9 12.3
1980 Data Not Provided
1981 215.000 234 0 0.0 100.0 74.3 10.5 11.6
1982 96.000 183 2971 33.9 7.6 58.6 6.0 10.3
1983 128.000 183 3542 40.4 9.7 49.4 8.0 9.8
1984 446.080 250 3097 35.3 20.3 43.4 20.3 12.0
1985 893.210 250 4393 50.2 40.8 42.9 40.8 16.9
1986 889.390 234 4669 53.3 43.8 43.0 43.4 20.6
1987 841.830 234 4804 54.8 41.8 42.9 41.1 23.0
1988 610.570 234 2906 33.1 30.0 41.5 29.7 23.8
1989 1042.600 234 5526 63.1 51.5 42.5 47.9 26.2
1990 534.070 234 2600 29.7 25.8 41.0 24.5 26.1
1991 777.190 234 3599 41.1 38.1 40.7 35.7 26.9
1992 Data Not Provided
1993 "
1994 "
Performance indicators are calculated from the Commercial Operation Date.
NC – cumulative values not calculated when more than 50% of required data is missing in PRIS


Above data are from the PRIS database. Last update on 2014-10-22

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