When Should A Nuclear Power Plant Be Refueled?

The Columbia Generating Station in Richland, WA just set a personal nuclear best on the eve of Mother’s Day when it began it’s latest refueling outage after operating for 683 days without stopping once. During this 683 days, the nuclear plant produced nearly 18 billion kWhs of electricity and operated at a capacity factor of over 98%, exceeding any other source of energy in history. It also averaged less than 5¢/kWh and emitted less than 20 grams of CO2/kWhr.

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