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Sustained Reliability. U.S. Nuclear Plant Average Capacity Factor. Highlights Refueling outages: 66 in 2008, 56 in 2007 Average refueling outage duration: 37.6 days in 2008, 40.4 days in 2007. 91.1% in 2008 91.8% in 2007 89.6% in 2006 89.3% in 2005 90.1% in 2004 87.9% in 2003

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Sustained reliability

Sustained Reliability

U.S. Nuclear Plant Average Capacity Factor

Highlights

  • Refueling outages: 66 in 2008, 56 in 2007

  • Average refueling outage duration: 37.6 days in 2008, 40.4 days in 2007

91.1% in 2008

91.8% in 2007

89.6% in 2006

89.3% in 2005

90.1% in 2004

87.9% in 2003

90.3% in 2002

89.4% in 2001

88.1% in 2000

Sources: Ventyx Velocity Suite, U.S. Energy Information Administration,

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NEI estimate for 2008


Sustained reliability

U.S. Nuclear Industry Capacity Factors1971 - 2008

* NEI Estimate for 2008

Source: Ventyx Velocity Suite / Energy Information Administration

Updated: 1/09


Sustained reliability

Steady Output

From the Operating Plants

U.S. Nuclear Generation (billion kilowatt-hours)

Highlights

  • 5,640 MW of power uprates approved since 1977

  • 595 MW of uprates under review

  • 2,882 MW of uprates expected by 2013

806 in 2008

807 in 2007

787 in 2006

782 in 2005

789 in 2004

764 in 2003

780 in 2002

769 in 2001

754 in 2000

Sources: Ventyx Velocity Suite, U.S. Energy Information Administration,

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NEI estimate for 2008


Sustained reliability

U.S. Nuclear Industry Cumulative Power Uprates, 1977-2007

Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Updated: 11/08


Sustained reliability

U.S. Nuclear Plant Output Growth

Billion kWh

Equivalent to 29 new 1,000-megawatt power plants

* NEI Estimate

Source: Ventyx Velocity Suite / Energy Information Administration

Updated: 1/09


Sustained reliability

Best Regulatory Performance Ever:

93 Plants “In the Green”

NRC Action Matrix Summary

Column 4

Increasing Regulatory Oversight

Column 3

Number of Units

Column 2

Column 1

Quarter


U s nuclear refueling outage days average

U.S. Nuclear Refueling Outage Days Average

Source: 1990-98 EUCG, 1999-2007 Ventyx Velocity Suite / Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Updated: 1/09


U s industrial safety accident rate 2007

U.S. Industrial Safety Accident Rate2007

ISAR = Number of accidents resulting in lost work, restricted work, or fatalities per 200,000 worker hours. Electric utilities and manufacturing do not include fatality data.

Sources: Nuclear (World Association of Nuclear Operators), 2006 Data for Electric Utilities and Manufacturing (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Updated: 4/08


Sustained reliability

U.S. Nuclear Industrial Safety Accident Rate

One-Year Industry Values

ISAR = Number of accidents resulting in lost work, restricted work, or fatalities per 200,000 worker hours.

Source: World Association of Nuclear Operators

Updated: 4/08


Sustained reliability

Nuclear Energy is the Lowest Cost Producer of Electricity Among Major Energy SourcesU.S. Electricity Production Costs for 2007, Cents/kWh

Production Costs = Operations and Maintenance Costs + Fuel Costs

Source: Ventyx Velocity Suite

Updated: 5/08


Sustained reliability

U.S. Electricity Sources Which Do Not Emit Greenhouse Gases 2007*

* Preliminary

Source: Ventyx Velocity Suite / Energy Information Administration

Updated: 4/08


Strong public support continues

Strong Public Support Continues

69%

Definitely

Build New

Reactors

89%

Important

for

Future

75%

Acceptable

at

Nearest

Site

72%

Safe and

Secure

85%

Renew

Licenses

Source: Bisconti Research Inc.

September 2008 poll of 1,000 U.S. adults; margin of error is +/- 3%


Key nuclear energy priorities

Key Nuclear Energy Priorities

  • Sustained, safe, reliable operation of current fleet

  • New plants

    • Predictable licensing

    • Financing

  • Used fuel management


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