PALO VERDE-3

Operational


Reactor Details

Reactor Type Model Owner Operator
PWR
COMB CE80 DRYAMB
Arizona Public Service Co.
Arizona Public Service Co.
Reference Unit Power (Net Capacity) Design Net Capacity Gross Capacity Thermal Capacity
1312 MWe
1304 MWe
1414 MWe
3990 MWt
Construction Start Date First Criticality Date
01 Jun, 1976
25 Oct, 1987
First Grid Connection Commercial Operation Date
28 Nov, 1987
08 Jan, 1988

LifeTime Performance

Electricity Supplied Energy Availability Factor Operation Factor Energy Unavailability Factor Load Factor
238.39 TW.h
84.1 %
84.2 %
15.9 %
83.5 %
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
1987 Data from a trial operation not provided
1988 10035.480 1221 8177 94.9 94.9 94.9 95.4 95.4
1989 1327.990 1221 1096 12.5 9.0 51.6 12.4 53.6
1990 9636.010 1221 8048 91.9 91.6 65.0 90.1 65.8
1991 7518.450 1221 6272 71.6 70.8 66.4 70.3 66.9
1992 8386.200 1221 6923 78.8 78.7 68.9 78.2 69.2
1993 9393.900 1221 7898 90.2 90.1 72.5 87.8 72.3
1994 6824.490 1221 5920 67.6 66.4 71.6 63.8 71.1
1995 9386.830 1230 7628 87.1 86.6 73.5 87.4 73.1
1996 10789.600 1230 8699 99.0 99.0 76.3 99.9 76.1
1997 9456.060 1247 7820 89.3 89.1 77.6 86.5 77.2
1998 9600.910 1247 7835 89.4 89.3 78.7 87.9 78.2
1999 10956.480 1247 8760 100.0 100.0 80.5 100.3 80.1
2000 9888.710 1247 7898 89.9 89.9 81.3 90.3 80.9
2001 9170.390 1247 7439 84.9 85.0 81.5 84.0 81.1
2002 11137.710 1247 8760 100.0 100.0 82.8 102.0 82.5
2003 9554.710 1247 7712 88.0 88.0 83.1 87.5 82.8
2004 8223.320 1247 6729 76.6 76.6 82.7 75.1 82.4
2005 9163.970 1247 7471 85.3 85.3 82.9 83.9 82.4
2006 9335.830 1247 7625 87.0 87.1 83.1 85.5 82.6
2007 6993.690 1247 5903 67.4 67.4 82.3 64.0 81.7
2008 10673.280 1317 8197 93.3 93.3 82.9 92.3 82.2
2009 9562.610 1317 7310 83.4 83.5 82.9 82.9 82.2
2010 10238.990 1317 7801 89.0 89.1 83.2 88.8 82.5
2011 11331.500 1312 8657 98.8 98.8 83.9 98.6 83.2
2012 10093.670 1312 7797 88.8 88.8 84.1 87.6 83.4
2013 9714.130 1312 7506 85.7 85.7 84.1 84.5 83.5
Performance indicators are calculated from the Commercial Operation Date.


Above data are from the PRIS database. Last update on 2014-08-20

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