U.S. Nuclear capacity factor was 95.2% during July

The U.S. fleet’s average estimated capacity factor in July 2016 was 95.2%, compared to 97.2% in July 2015, according to figures released by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).

Estimated U.S. nuclear generation in July 2016 was 70.2 billion kWh, compared to 71.4 billion kWh in July 2015.

The year-to-date capacity factor for the nuclear fleet stands at 92.9%, which is slightly below the 93.25% for the first seven months of 2015, according to NEI’s Nuclear Performance report for July.

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