Prairie Island-2, United States

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Operable
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessPWR
VendorWestinghouse
OwnerXcel Energy
ModelW (2-loop) DRYAMB
OperatorNorthern States Power Co.(Subsidiary Of Xcel Energy)
Capacity Net518 MWe
Capacity Gross560 MWe
Capacity Thermal1677 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction25 June 1969
Criticality17 December 1974
Grid Connection21 December 1974
Commercial Operation21 December 1974
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life150.06 TWh
Capacity Factor Life87.7 %
 

The Prairie Island nuclear power plant in the USA. [Image: Areva]


 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
19745207.410400
19755203176.2703569.980.5
19765202660.6665758.275.8
19775113882.3780786.789.1
19785073924.4812688.492.8
19795004193866195.798.9
19805003468.771677981.6
19815003092.9629270.671.8
19825003857.7784488.189.5
19835003716.3757484.886.5
19845003905.96783088.989.1
19855003612.47737882.584.2
19865003853.9879308890.5
19875004462.198760101.9100
19885003886.16777388.588.5
19895003887.19779888.889
19905003803.7760286.886.8
19915004480.48760101.8100
19925003223.51651673.474.2
19935123746.2473388583.8
19945124552.968734101.599.7
19955123968.17766688.587.5
19965124485.11865399.798.5
19975123642.86718081.282
19985123333.71655574.374.8
19995224597.448690100.599.2
20005224182.26782091.289
20015224270.96803193.491.7
20025224296.0380829492.3
20035224240.97805892.892
20045224660.268737101.699.5
20055223848.63729684.283.3
20065224012.4766587.887.5
20075454456.64848893.496.9
20085454059.36776884.888.4
20095454653.35876097.5100
20105544128.07781786.189.2
20115194477.65835498.595.4
20125183354.75645373.773.5
201300000
Total:150062.88

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

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