United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Generic Guidance for Power Uprates

The following contains guidance for the three categories of power uprates:

Measurement Uncertainty Recapture Uprates

Stretch Uprates

Since many of the available stretch power uprates have already been approved by the NRC, and since only a limited number of stretch power uprate applications are expected in the future, there is no specific guidance for stretch power uprates. The NRC, therefore, uses previously approved stretch power uprates, along with RS-001, for guidance.

Extended Uprates

Review Standard for Extended Power Uprates

The staff issued Review Standard (RS)-001, Revision 0, "Review Standard for Extended Power Uprates," in December 2003. The following related links are provided:

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, April 24, 2013