FUEL COSTS AT GINNA AMONG LOWEST IN U.S.
FUEL COSTS AT GINNA AMONG LOWEST IN U.S. ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuel costs at Rochester Gas
and Electric Corporation's (NYSE: RGS) Ginna nuclear plant in 1991 were lower than all but eight of 75 nuclear plants in the U.S. measured in a survey by Nuclear Fuel Magazine.
The study is especially meaningful because it measures fuel expense in relation to the energy the plants produced. Thus, the more time a plant was in operation, the lower its fuel cost per kilowatt-hour produced. Ginna's fuel cost was 4.71 mills per kilowatt-hour of electricity produced. The average of 75 plants was 6.35 mills per kilowatt-hour. A mill is one-tenth of a cent. During 1991, Ginna was operating at full capacity about 85 percent of the time, which includes a planned shutdown for refueling and maintenance. Fuel costs in the survey ranged from 3.31 mills per kilowatt-hour at the Wolf Creek nuclear plant, owned by Kansas Gas and Electric Co., Kansas City Power and Light Co., and Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, to 12.86 mills per kilowatt-hour at the Perry nuclear plant, owned by Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. Nuclear Fuel Magazine reported that its data for 1991 were obtained from filings by utilities with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or the Department of Energy. Over the last three years, Ginna had the sixth lowest fuel cost of the plants surveyed. Ginna is a 470-megawatt pressurized water reactor located in the Town of Ontario, Wayne County. It began commercial operation in 1970. -0- 8/25/92 /CONTACT: Mike Power of Rochester Gas & Electric, 716-724-8828/ (RGS) CO: Rochester Gas & Electric ST: New York IN: UTI SU:
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