CHOOZ-A (ARDENNES)

Permanent Shutdown


Reactor Details

Reactor Type Model Owner Operator
PWR
CHOOZ-A
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
SOCIETE D'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE FRANCO-BELGE DES ARDENNES
Reference Unit Power (Net Capacity) Design Net Capacity Gross Capacity Thermal Capacity
305 MWe
280 MWe
320 MWe
1040 MWt
Construction Start Date First Criticality Date
01 Jan, 1962
18 Oct, 1966
First Grid Connection Commercial Operation Date
03 Apr, 1967
15 Apr, 1967
Permanent Shutdown Date
30 Oct, 1991

LifeTime Performance

Electricity Supplied Energy Availability Factor Operation Factor Energy Unavailability Factor Load Factor
38.60 TW.h
66.3 %
71.0 %
33.7 %
66.2 %
Lifetime performance calculated up to year 1991

Operating History

Year Electricity Supplied
[GW.h]
Reference Unit Power
[MW]
Annual Time On Line
[h]
Operation Factor
[%]
Energy Availability Factor
[%]
Load Factor
[%]
Annual Cumulative Annual Cumulative
1967 Data Not Provided
1968 "
1969 "
1970 1314.000 282 5209 59.5 53.2 NC 53.2 NC
1971 1930.000 282 6905 78.8 78.8 NC 78.1 NC
1972 2139.700 288 7471 85.0 84.6 72.3 84.6 72.1
1973 2028.200 280 7534 86.0 83.4 75.0 84.2 75.0
1974 1475.100 280 5409 61.8 59.7 72.0 60.1 72.1
1975 2015.700 305 6832 78.0 76.1 72.7 75.4 72.7
1976 1364.000 305 5536 63.0 53.4 69.8 50.9 69.4
1977 2462.000 305 8145 93.0 90.8 72.5 92.2 72.4
1978 2012.000 305 6734 76.9 74.2 72.7 75.3 72.7
1979 1686.000 305 5841 66.7 61.3 71.5 63.1 71.7
1980 1817.000 305 5921 67.4 66.9 71.1 67.8 71.3
1981 1824.900 305 6016 68.7 67.6 70.8 68.3 71.1
1982 2022.400 305 6931 79.1 75.9 71.2 75.7 71.4
1983 1902.000 305 6707 76.6 74.3 71.4 71.2 71.4
1984 1918.000 305 6607 75.2 72.3 71.5 71.6 71.4
1985 1688.570 305 5736 65.5 63.0 71.0 63.2 70.9
1986 1368.180 305 4634 52.9 51.7 69.8 51.2 69.7
1987 825.920 305 2697 30.8 30.7 67.6 30.9 67.5
1988 1734.240 305 5869 66.8 65.0 67.4 64.7 67.4
1989 1627.880 305 5818 66.4 61.4 67.1 60.9 67.0
1990 1481.880 305 6496 74.2 55.6 66.6 55.5 66.5
1991 1332.680 305 6799 93.2 60.1 66.3 59.9 66.2
Performance indicators are calculated from the Commercial Operation Date.
NC – cumulative values not calculated when more than 50% of required data is missing in PRIS


Above data are from the PRIS database. Last update on 2018-12-13

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