Windscale WAGR, United Kingdom

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Permanent Shutdown
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessGCR
VendorUK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
OwnerUnited Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
ModelAGR
OperatorUnited Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Capacity Net24 MWe
Capacity Gross36 MWe
Capacity Thermal120 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction1 November 1958
Criticality9 August 1962
Grid Connection1 February 1963
Commercial Operation1 March 1963
Shutdown3 April 1981
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life3.26 TWh
Capacity Factor Life59.8 %
 

 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
197328138.5546656.562.4
19742885.2346534.739.6
197524115.4528854.960.4
197624146.2626969.471.4
197724129.8528161.760.3
197824139.1595866.268
197924128.6061.20
198024181727885.982.9
Total:1063.8

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

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