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The best way to measure a plants ability is two fold. Inadvertent scrams and down time past scheduled down time. Capacity factors as you can tell are confusing. Ralph Nader's group, "Public Citizen" has a lot of information on the nuclear plants, although I think they value INPO's opinion to highly.

The lower the injection water or river water the better it is for the heat cycle. The delta t across the turbine is related to enegy transfer to the impeller. The higher the delta t the better.


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