R08-53  MONTHLY BASE LOAD POWER PLANT PERFORMANCE REPORT

(a)  On or before the last day of each month, every public utility which uses fossil and/or nuclear fuel in the generation of electric power for providing North Carolina retail electric service shall file a Base Load Power Plant Performance Report for the preceding month for review by the Commission, the Public Staff, and any other interested party.

(b)  The monthly Base Load Power Plant Performance Report shall list each outage during the period for each fossil and/or nuclear generating unit designated herein.

(1)           The outage information shall include the following:

(i)            Generating unit affected by outage;

(ii)           Date(s) of each outage;

(iii)          Duration of each outage;

(iv)          Cause of each outage;

(v)           Explanation for cause of outage, if known;

(vi)          Remedial action to prevent recurrence of outage, if any; and

(vii)         Classification of outage as forced or scheduled.

(2)           The outage information shall be provided for each unit at the following generating plants:

(i)            Duke Energy Progress, Inc.:

(A)          Brunswick

(B)          Mayo

(C)          Robinson (Unit 2 only)

(D)          Roxboro (Units 2, 3, 4 only)

(ii)           Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC:

(A)          Belews Creek

(B)          McGuire

(C)          Oconee

(iii)          Virginia Electric and Power Company:

(A)          Mt. Storm

(B)          North Anna

(C)          Surry

(iv)          Any subsequent base load generating units added by each affected electric utility.

(c)  The monthly Base Load Power Plant Performance Report shall provide summaries of the generation by each fossil and/or nuclear generation unit designated herein, with one summary for the reporting month and another summary for the 12-month period ending with the reporting month.

(1)           The generation summaries shall be provided for each base load generating unit plus each generating unit of 500 MW or greater maximum dependable capacity (MDC) utilizing coal or nuclear fuel.

(2)           The generation summaries for each base load generating unit plus each generating unit of 500 MW or greater shall include the following information:

(i)            Maximum dependable capacity (MDC) in megawatts (MW);

(ii)           Hours in period;

(iii)          Total megawatt hours (MWh) possible in period;

(iv)          MWh generated during period;

(v)           Capacity factor (as a % of MDC);

(vi)          Equivalent availability ((MWh generation possible in period, less MWh generation not available in period) divided by MWh generation possible in period); and

(vii)         Output factor (or MWh generated during period divided by hours of generation in period) as a % of MDC.

(3)           The generation summaries for each base load generating unit shall include, in addition to the information already listed herein, the following information:

(i)            MWh not generated during period due to full scheduled outages (in MWh and as % of total possible generation);

(ii)           MWh not generated during period due to partial scheduled outages (in MWh and as % of total possible generation);

(iii)          MWh not generated during period due to full forced outages (in MWh and as % of total possible generation);

(iv)          MWh not generated during period due to partial forced outages (in MWh and as % of total possible generation);

(v)           MWh not generated during period due to economic dispatch (in MWh and as % of total possible generation); and

(vi)          Heat rate (in BTU per kWh).

 

(NCUC Docket No. E-100, Sub 47, 5/1/84; NCUC Docket No. M-100, Sub 128, 10/27/99; NCUC Docket No. M-100, Sub 140, 12/03/13.)