Browns Ferry-3, United States

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Operable
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessBWR
VendorGeneral Electric (GE)
OwnerTennessee Valley Authority
ModelBWR-4 (Mark 1)
OperatorTennessee Valley Authority
Capacity Net1105 MWe
Capacity Gross1155 MWe
Capacity Thermal3458 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction1 July 1968
Criticality8 August 1976
Grid Connection12 September 1976
Commercial Operation1 March 1977
Long Term Shutdown Date1 March 1985
Grid sync after long term shutdown1 November 1995
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life194.59 TWh
Capacity Factor Life79.7 %
 

 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
197610651416.9199400
197710657247.5785774.888.5
197810655554.3622559.571.1
197910655482.5570458.865.1
198010656936.1694974.179.1
198110656264.8635867.272.6
198210654892.8502252.457.3
198310655394.3541757.861.8
19841065290.55033.15.7
198500000
198600000
198700000
198800000
198900000
199000000
199100000
199200000
199300000
199400000
19951065764.6281070.479.4
199610658803.5841294.195.8
199710658523.36830291.494.8
199811187884.88786383.589.8
199911189730.59876099.4100
200011189097.37831192.694.6
200111189803.368760100.1100
200211189260.08840794.696
200311189325.73846395.296.6
200411188701.83800088.691.1
200511149153.72838493.895.7
200611148638.83797488.391
200711059086.06837293.995.6
200811047300.59679475.377.4
200911049175.41843394.996.3
201011057858.11762581.287
201111058451.13773187.388.2
201211057999.54745582.484.9
201300000
Total:193038.41

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

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