PRAIRIE ISLAND-2

Operational


Reactor Details

Reactor Type Model Owner Operator
PWR
W (2-loop) DRYAMB
Xcel Energy
Northern States Power Co. (Subsidiary Of Xcel Energy)
Reference Unit Power (Net Capacity) Design Net Capacity Gross Capacity Thermal Capacity
518 MWe
530 MWe
560 MWe
1677 MWt
Construction Start Date First Criticality Date
25 Jun, 1969
17 Dec, 1974
First Grid Connection Commercial Operation Date
21 Dec, 1974
21 Dec, 1974

LifeTime Performance

Electricity Supplied Energy Availability Factor Operation Factor Energy Unavailability Factor Load Factor
153.13 TW.h
87.6 %
88.3 %
12.4 %
87.2 %
Lifetime performance calculated up to year 2013

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
1974 7.400 520 104
1975 3176.200 520 7035 80.5 69.9 69.9 69.9 69.9
1976 2660.600 520 6657 75.8 58.2 64.1 58.2 64.1
1977 3882.300 511 7807 89.1 86.7 71.5 86.7 71.5
1978 3924.400 507 8126 92.8 88.2 75.6 88.4 75.7
1979 4193.000 500 8661 98.9 94.6 79.3 95.7 79.6
1980 3468.700 500 7167 81.6 81.4 79.7 79.0 79.5
1981 3092.900 500 6292 71.8 71.4 78.5 70.6 78.2
1982 3857.700 500 7844 89.5 89.8 79.9 88.1 79.5
1983 3716.300 500 7574 86.5 86.5 80.6 84.8 80.0
1984 3905.960 500 7830 89.1 89.2 81.5 88.9 80.9
1985 3612.470 500 7378 84.2 93.0 82.5 82.5 81.1
1986 3853.980 500 7930 90.5 90.6 83.2 88.0 81.6
1987 4462.190 500 8760 100.0 100.0 84.4 101.9 83.2
1988 3886.160 500 7773 88.5 88.2 84.7 88.5 83.6
1989 3887.190 500 7798 89.0 96.9 85.5 88.8 83.9
1990 3803.700 500 7602 86.8 83.3 85.4 86.8 84.1
1991 4480.400 500 8760 100.0 100.0 86.2 101.8 85.1
1992 3223.510 500 6516 74.2 73.5 85.5 73.4 84.5
1993 3746.240 512 7338 83.8 83.5 85.4 85.0 84.5
1994 4552.960 512 8734 99.7 99.7 86.2 101.5 85.4
1995 3968.170 512 7666 87.5 87.5 86.2 88.5 85.5
1996 4485.110 512 8653 98.5 98.6 86.8 99.7 86.2
1997 3642.860 512 7180 82.0 82.0 86.6 81.2 86.0
1998 3333.710 512 6555 74.8 74.8 86.1 74.3 85.5
1999 4597.440 522 8690 99.2 99.2 86.6 100.5 86.1
2000 4182.260 522 7820 89.0 89.0 86.7 91.2 86.3
2001 4270.960 522 8031 91.7 91.7 86.9 93.4 86.6
2002 4296.030 522 8082 92.3 92.4 87.1 94.0 86.8
2003 4240.970 522 8058 92.0 92.0 87.3 92.8 87.0
2004 4660.260 522 8737 99.5 99.5 87.7 101.6 87.5
2005 3848.630 522 7296 83.3 83.3 87.6 84.2 87.4
2006 4012.400 522 7665 87.5 87.5 87.6 87.8 87.4
2007 4456.640 545 8488 96.9 96.9 87.9 93.4 87.6
2008 4059.360 545 7768 88.4 88.4 87.9 84.8 87.5
2009 4653.350 545 8760 100.0 100.0 88.2 97.5 87.8
2010 4128.070 554 7817 89.2 89.3 88.3 86.1 87.8
2011 4477.650 519 8354 95.4 95.1 88.5 98.5 88.1
2012 3354.750 518 6453 73.5 73.5 88.1 73.7 87.7
2013 3069.710 519 6311 72.0 72.1 87.6 67.5 87.2
Performance indicators are calculated from the Commercial Operation Date.


Above data are from the PRIS database. Last update on 2014-09-21

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