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Walking a Nuclear Tightrope

Ownership and Fleet Size

Twenty-six companies owned the nuclear power reactors experiencing year-plus outages (Figure 2). The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has expe- rienced more of these outages than the next three companies combined.

However, considering only the raw number of year-plus outages may be unfair to TVA because it owned and operated a larger fleet of nuclear reactors than most companies and therefore had more opportunities for extended outages.

Figure 3 (p. 12) instead plots the percentage of each company’s fleet that has experienced year- plus outages. By this measure, Boston Edison leads the way with 200 percent—it owned a single reactor that experienced two year-plus outages. TVA shared second place with the New York Power Authority.

Figure 2. Year-plus Outages by Reactor Owner

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Arizona Public Service Company

Baltimore Gas & Electric Boston Edison Carolina Power & Light Company Commonwealth Edison Consumers Power Company

Detroit Edison Company FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company

Florida Power Corporation Florida Power & Light Company General Public Utilities

Illinois Power Company

Indiana Michigan Power Company Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company New York Power Authority Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation

Northeast Utilities Philadelphia Electric Company

Power Reactor Development Corporation Public Service Company of Colorado Public Service Electric & Gas Company

Sacramento Municipal Utility District Southern California Edison Company

STP Nuclear Operating Company Tennessee Valley Authority Virginia Electric and Power Company

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