Dounreay PFR, United Kingdom

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Permanent Shutdown
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessFBR
VendorUK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
OwnerUnited Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
OperatorUnited Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Capacity Net234 MWe
Capacity Gross250 MWe
Capacity Thermal600 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction1 January 1966
Criticality1 March 1974
Grid Connection10 January 1975
Commercial Operation1 July 1976
Shutdown31 March 1994
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life7.14 TWh
Capacity Factor Life26.9 %
 

 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
197500000
197600000
197700000
1978180232.3253414.728.9
197918315929079.933.2
198000000
1981234215010.50
1982183962971633.9
19831831283542840.4
1984250446.08309720.335.3
1985250893.21439340.850.2
1986234889.39466943.453.3
1987234841.83480441.154.8
1988234610.57290629.733.1
19892341042.6552647.963.1
1990234534.07260024.529.7
1991234777.19359935.741.1
199200000
199300000
Total:6865.24

Source: Operating details - IAEA PRIS
Note: "0" signifies a zero value, or no data available. Data from 1972 or later. 

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