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The Daily Dose
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Exposing the nuclear industry while the nuclear industry exposes you. ( page 0 intro )

Here we'll post information collected concerning the daily operation of the US nuclear power stations.

The information resources for this area will come from;

the NRC:   [ Keep in mind the NRC is there not so much to regulate the industry as it is to regulate what the public knows about the industry. ]

Daily Reactor Status Reports - https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...or-status/
Daily Event Notifications - https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...tus/event/
News Releases - https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/

Energy Industry Analysts; ( these groups are mainly interested in financial profit so their info is precise )
https://www.platts.com/commodity/electric-power ( subscription service but good leads )

Energy News sources;
https://www.eenews.net/
https://dailyenergyinsider.com/source/nuclear/
https://www.enerdata.net/publications/da...ergy-news/ ( subscription service but good leads )

General news and media groups;

posted by Staup Knewkinus a Dane Gerous production. All rights reserved.

Some notes regarding the NRC data.

Select the most recent days Reactor Status . https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-colle...or-status/

Notice there are two columns of data arranged by NRC region and site/unit name alphabetically. .  
The reactor unit designation and the thermal power reported.

At the bottom are the following notes;
  Reactor status data collected between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. each day.
  All times are based on eastern time.
  Additional plant status information is made available on the web page after 28 days.

Now select a date past the 28 day blackout and notice the extra data fields. The extra data is provided to the NRC each day, the NRC just doesn't let you see it until it has mold on it.

As stated the NRC collects and posts the info each morning on their website ( usually by 8am ET but I've seen it posted as early as 7:15 am ET ), there are no updates during the day. So units can post 100% power for the 8am posting and then suffer a failure leading to lowered power output and no one would know until the next mornings posting.  

In a world where the prez can tweet every time he farts there's really no reason why the NRC can't maintain a live status page that could be updated at least every 4 hours ( unless of course you don't want anyone to have that kind of info ).

Another little trick unit operators use is to declare an event as planned maintenance so they don't have to file an Event Notice. This is akin to an airplane having an engine blowout in mid-flight and classifying the emergency landing as planned maintenance.
 
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Great contribution, Staup, thank you for jumping in.
Pia
just pm me if needed.
 
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Exposing the nuclear industry while the nuclear industry exposes you. (page 1)
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Combining the  daily Reactor Status and the Event Notice data into a spreadsheet allows us to track and to some extent anticipate some NPS activities.

This pic shows a section of the spreadsheet.    

The entire spreadsheet can't be easily displayed due to size.
Here's a zoomed out view of the current sheet.    
That's the top half ( operating units ) the bottom half has the closed, under construction, and proposed units,
   
 
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Thanks for gathering & presenting the data. Are those spreadsheets available in some place like google docs so we can read the details?
Pia
just pm me if needed.
 
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Exposing the nuclear industry while the nuclear industry exposes you. ( page 4)

This is an example of the daily Reactor Status Report detail compiled and sorted for a month.  
This gives us a continuous message string over time so we can see what the operators are telling the NRC.

   
posted by Staup Knewkinus a Dane Gerous production in association with Gil O'Teen and Lin Chin Yu. All rights reserved.
 
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Exposing the nuclear industry while the nuclear industry exposes you. ( page 5)

This pic shows the Event Notice data compiled into an easily searchable database.

   

posted by Staup Knewkinus a Dane Gerous production.

Exposing the nuclear industry while the nuclear industry exposes you. ( page 6)

This pic shows the RS data and the EN data in the same sheet so we can see the interactions.

   

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