Rossi’s 1MW Plant Performance Updates

We are getting some fairly regular updates from Andrea Rossi lately about the performance of the 1MW E-Cat Plant he is monitoring, so I thought it might be interesting to compile his comments on its performance in one place. This is of course not verified scientific data, but it’s about as good as we are going to get until the test is concluded and data published, and it might help paint something of a picture of how things are going with the plant. I will add entries here as they show up on the Journal of Nuclear Physics. The ‘Day’ number refers to the number of days the plant has been running. This is calculated from Andrea Rossi’s statement on July 6, that the plant had been running for 136 days in the current test.

The most recent entries will be added to the top of the list.


February 6, 2016 (Day 348)

Update at 09.43 of Saturday Feb 06 2016:
1 MW E-Cat: stable

February 1, 2016 (Day 343)

At 08.35 of Monday, February 1st 2016
1 MW E-Cat stable

January 30, 2016 (Day 341)

Time: 09.50 a.m. of Saturday January 30 2016
1 MW E-Cat: stable

January 28, 2016 (Day 339)

At 04.50 p.m. of Thursday January 2016
1 MW E-Cat: stable

January 24, 2016 (Day 335)

At 07.30 of Sunday January 24:
1 MW E-Cat stable,but this night has been bad.

January 22, 2016 (Day 333)

08.40 of Friday January 22 2016:
1 MW E-Cat: stable

January 21, 2016 (Day 332)

1 MW E-Cat: stable, some leakage promptly repaired during the last night

January 19, 2016 (Day 330)

02.35 of Tuesday Jan 19th 2016:
1 MW E-Cat stable

January 15, 2016 (Day 323)

10.30 of Friday Jan 15th:
a) We have a decrease of efficiency, even if still in the field of good COP. We are studying the situation

January 12, 2016 (Day 323)

Now, at 08.30 a.m. of Tuesday Jan 12
E-Cat 1 MW: stable, no troubles

January 11, 2016 (Day 322)

1MW E-Cat stable, no troubles today

January 09, 2016 (Day 320)

E-Cat 1 MW stable

January 07, 2016 (Day 318)

1MW E-Cat: stable, allows me to study in peace tonight.

January 05, 2016 (Day 316)

(07.45 a.m. of Jan 5) E-Cat 1 MW stable

January 04, 2016 (Day 315)

Date: Jan 04 2016 1MW E-Cat stable

January 03, 2016 (Day 314)

It’s 08.05 a.m. of Sunday Jan 3rd E-Cat 1 MW stable, mostly in ssm.

December 31, 2015 (Day 311)

Now, at 08.25 a.m. of Thursday Dec 31st 2015:
1 MW E-Cat: like yesterday

December 30, 2015 (Day 310)

Time: 08.05 a.m. of Wed Dec 30st :
E-Cat 1 MW: another reactor shows a decrease of efficiency, but still has enough COP. The charges are starting to give evidence of consumption. Very interesting to study the phenomenon from now on.

December 24, 2015 (Day 304)

Now it’s 08.10 a.m. of Dec 24: 1 MW E-Cat stable

December 19, 2015 (Day 299)

Saturday, Dec 19, 03.15 p.m. 1MW E-Cat stable

December 17, 2015 (Day 297)

10.40 a.m. of Thu Dec 17: 1MW E-Cat: some trouble from leakages.

December 16, 2015 (Day 296)

09.16 p.m. of Wednesday Dec 16 1MW E-Cat stable

December 15, 2015 (Day 295)

Both the creatures stable

December 8, 2015 (Day 288)

Now it’s 01.46 of December 8: operation stable for both the creatures.

December 4, 2015 (Day 284)

Dec 04, 12.30 p.m., both working stable; particular experiment on course on the E-Cat X for the production of energy.

December 3, 2015 (Day 283)

Now it’s 08.25 a.m. of Thursday December 3: all stable, after leakages has caused troubles at 5 a.m.

November 30, 2015 (Day 280)

All stable at 08.30 a.m. of Nov 30.

November 28, 2015 (Day 278)

Saturday Nov 28, at noon: stable both .

November 24, 2015 (Day 274)

NOvember 24, at 10.47 a.m.: 1 MW E-Cat stable

November 22, 2015 (Day 272)

Sunday, Nov 22, 03.40 p.m. Operation stable.

November 21, 2015 (Day 271)

Now, at 11.25 p.m. of Satyrday Nov 21 the 1 MW E-Cat is operating without troubles. The E-Cat X too.

November 21, 2015 (Day 271)

Let’s hope we’ll spend in the plant a calm week end…now, at07.30 of November 21, the situation is stable for the 1 MW E-Cat, while the E-Cat X is working maintaining her promises, so far.

November 18, 2015 (Day 268)

The 1 MW E-Cat is working, with all of us on it to be ready to react to any issue. My 16 hours per day inside the plant now are 18.

November 16, 2015 (Day 266)

1 MW E-Cat, working stable

November 14, 2015 (Day 264)

We are on her; she is working. Lot of attention, but is working.

November 12, 2015 (Day 262)

1MW troublesome, working on issues.

November 8, 2015 (Day 258)

It [the cause of the most recent problem] was unknown of, but now we have understood and fixed it.

November 6, 2015 (Day 256)

E-Cat 1 MW some problems

November 5, 2015 (Day 255)

November 05, 11.20 p.m. E-Cat 1 MW repaired , E-Cat X operative and promising.

09.55 a.m. of November 05: The 1 MW E-Cat has a problem that we are repairing.

October 30, 2015 (Day 249)

1 MW E-Cat: stable, in ssm

October 28, 2015 (Day 247)

1 MW E-Cat: stable, long periods of ssm.

October 25, 2015 (Day 244)

Now inside the plant it is 08.00 p.m. of Sunday October 25. E-Cat 1 MW doesn’t give troubles; the E-Cat X still very promising.

October 22, 2015 (Day 241)

Now it has been fixed. Returned with full power at our disposal.

October 19, 2015 (Day 238)

Now it’s 01.40 p.m. of Monday Oct 19 inside the computer container. The 1 MW E-Cat has electric problems to one of the 4 reactors and we are repairing it.

October 17, 2015 (Day 236)

I am studying the papers now, inside the computers container in the factory where the 1 MW E-Cat is operating ( stable, at 01.45 p.m. of Saturday Oct 17).

October 16, 2015 (Day 235)

Now, at 11 p.m. of Friday Oct 16 here inside the computers container, She is stable, so far.

October 15, 2015 (Day 234)

Now it’s 11.00 a.m. of Thursday Oct 15th inside the computers container. The 1 MW E-Cat is stable, the measurements substantially constant;

October 11, 2015 (Day 230)

Sunday, Oct 11 at 12.45 p.m.: 1 MW E-Cat stable, E-Cat X in operation.

October 10, 2015 (Day 229)

Now, at 09.30 a.m. of Saturday Oct 10 the situation is stable.

October 8, 2015 (Day 227)

Now, at 03.20 p.m. of Thursday Oct 8, She is stable, the Team is calm ( so far).

October 4, 2015 (Day 223)

During the night we had a transitory loss of efficiency in a reactor and I was very worried, because that could mean a loss of efficiency of the charge, but the situation returned normal after some modifications I made in the regulation system. Now I can breath. The 1 MW E-Cat is stable and regular. The E-Cat X is in preparation, I confirm that probably will return to operate during the week that starts tomorrow.

October 3, 2015 (Day 222)

Yes, here is the update: the plant now is stable; the E-Cat X in preparation. Time: 11.27 a.m., Saturday Oct 3, inside the computers container.

October 2, 2015 (Day 221)

For the E-Cat X we are making it, next week will go in operation. The 1 MW plant is giving some troubles we are working upon.

September 29, 2015 (Day 218)

Now, at 08.46 a.m. of September 29 in the computer container,the 1 MW E-cat is stable. We are making the new materials necessary for the E-Cat X and I think by the end of next week we will have it again in operation.

September 26, 2015 (Day 215)

Now it’s 12.20 p.m. indide the computer container, I am studying and this means that the 1 MW plant is stable, so far. Just a small leakage this morning at 6, but nothing to be worried about, promptly fixed.

September 25, 2015 (Day 214)

Now at 08.57 p.m. the 1 MW E-Cat is working stable. So far.

September 24, 2015 (Day 213)

Now it’s 09.45 inside the computers container, on Thursday Sept 24: situation stable, for the 1 MW E-Cat, even if we are continuing to record corrections to be make in the next plants to improve the technology;

September 23, 2015 (Day 212)

The 1 MW E-Cat is stable, the E-Cat X is very promising.

September 17, 2015 (Day 206)

Now, at 08.45 a.m. of Thursday Sept 17, all is working well. So far…

September 16, 2015 (Day 205)

Now, at 08.16 a.m. of Wednesday Sept 16 the 1 MW E-Cat is stable; the E-Cat X is resisting at very promising levels, but we have to wait to know if we reached the necessary reliability.

September 13, 2015 (Day 202)

Right now it is 11.59 p.m. inside the computers container: we have just finished an important reparation to a reactor. The 1 MW is working at 3/4 of its power in this moment, but we are confident it will recover soon.
The E-Cat X continues to be very promising and extremely interesting. Now it seems much more robust and we’ll see what will happen next…

September 10, 2015 (Day 202)

All right, let’s put down at work: now, at 09.13 p.m. of Sept 10 I am inside the computers container, looking at the cover of ribbon of the USPTO, while the plant is well and stable.

September 7, 2015 (Day 199)

Now at 10.30 a.m. of Monday September 07 ( Labor Day in the USA: greetings to all the workers of the USA!) the situation is: 1 MW E-Cat: stable and well, all data normal E-Cat X: is in operation.

September 5, 2015 (Day 197)

Now, at 08.20 a.m. of Saturday September 5th, the 1 MW plant is working well and stable but at 3/4 of its power, because we are making maintainance to a reactor. The “voice” is good, we are relatively calm.
September 3, 2015 (Day 195)

Today Sept 03 at10 a.m.: E-Cat X in preparation, should start Sunday. 1 MW E-Cat stable.

September 2, 2015 (Day 194)

Now, at 07.53 p.m. inside the 1 MW plant the situation is normal; the E-Cat X is still in construction. I am working on new patents.

September 1, 2015 (Day 193)

Right now in the plant it’s 10.05 p.m. of September 1. The 1 MW E-Cat is working at 3/4 of the power because we have problems in one reactor, The other 3 reactors are stable and well.

August 28, 2015 (Day 189)

Today, at 09.10 a.m. of Friday Aug 28th, the 1MW E-Cat is stable, the E-Cat X is in construction. No troubles, so far.

August 22, 2015 (Day 183)

Now it’s 08.05 p.m. inside the plant, it is working stable: I am working here with my great Team. The E-Cat X is in re-construction and I am convinced we have resolved the problem. If God wants, we should be close …it is very promising.

August 18, 2015 (Day 179)

Update at 07.40 p.m. of Tuesday August 18.
E-Cat 1 MW: downloaded to 750 kW of power for reparation of a reactor. Another working night looms up.

August 15, 2015 (Day 176)

By the way: now it is 09.40 p.m. of Sat Aug 15, I am in the plant, the 1 MW E-Cat is stable, the E-Cat X is still very promising. This shortens by 1 day the distance from the OTS day ( OTS = Off The Shelf).

August 11, 2015 (Day 172)

Update at 10 50 a.m. of August 11: the 1 MW E-Cat is stable. So far…

August 8, 2015 (Day 169)

The 1 MW E-Cat is giving troubles that I cannot disclose with one 250 kW E-Cat. Should be repaired by tomorrow morning, otherwise we will activate the reserve. Tonight we will have to work on it.

August 6, 2015 (Day 167)

Now it’s 08.45 a.m. of August 6.
All reparations made, now She is working regular, no troubles so far. Saturday we will re-start the “ Curie” version of the new Hot Cat.

August 4, 2015 (Day 165)

This morning at 2 a.m. we had again a problem to one of the four 250 kW reactors. We lost the 25% of the production until 4 p.m. ( a couple of hours ago), when the reactor has been put again at work.

August 2, 2015 (Day 163)

Now, at 7.54 a.m. of Sunday August 2, She is not in ssm; all stable, all good, no problems by now, and the control system has put Her in not ssm mode.

August 1, 2015 (Day 162)

Yes, the reactor has been repaired yesterday, now the plant is stable at 1 MW of power. Right now, at 03.52 p.m. of Saturday August 1st, the plant is stable in ssm. Next week we’ll put again in operation the “Marie Curie” new version of the Hot Cat.

July 31, 2015 (Day 161)

Now at 08.30 a.m. of Thursday July 31st the 1 MW E-Cat is going stable, presently in ssm. Today at 03.12 a.m. we had a problem in one of the 4 reactors, I can’t disclose the nature of. It has been repaired in about 4 hours and at 07.12 the repaired reactor has been put again in operation. During the reparation the power of the plant has been reduced down to 750 kW.

July 27, 2015 (Day 157)

It is now 09.20 p.m. of July 28 in the plant, the 1 MW E-Cat is stable, no major problems

July 26, 2015 (Day 156)

Here the time is now 05.00 p.m. of July 26. The 1 MW E-Cat is stable and regular. The New Hot Cat has worked out his first day of operation and so far the components have operated well. The efficiency so far is the same of the classic Hot Cat, but I am giving Her time to assess all the components. Anyway: it works. How well it works has to be seen yet.

July 25, 2015 (Day 155)

The term “stable” is referred also to not ssm status. Stable, in a nutshell, means without temperature and pressure relevant variations, either in ssm or in not ssm, with a constant flow of water.
Here is the update: now, 05.00 p.m. of Saturday July 25th, we are stable in ssm.

July 23, 2015 (Day 153)

We are working on the new version of the Hot cat, from which I have great expectations, while the 1 MW E-Cat is stable.

July 20, 2015 (Day 150)

The 1 MW E-Cat is stable with no major problems

July 14, 2015 (Day 144)

Now it is 10.05 p.m. and I am inside the plant: She’s stable in ssm.
The Hot Cat too.
No major problems today. I am studying.
Warm Regards

July 11, 2015 (Day 141)

Marco Serra:
Yes: now at 6.30 a.m. of Saturday we have ssm
Warm Regards

July 10, 2015 (Day 140)

JC Renoir:
Same as yesterday.
Warm Regards

July 9, 2015 (Day 139)

Now it’s 1.25 p.m. of July 9th.
The 1MW E-Cat is in ssm and stable. The Hot Cat too. I must say tht in this period She is not generating troubles. So far.
Warm Regards,

July 4, 2015 (Day 134)

It’s 3.48 p.m. of Saturday July 4th ( Independence Day for the USA). The 1 mW plant is stable, in ssm, the Hot Cat is stable and in ssm too. In this moment we have not particular problems, just stay alert.
Warm Regards, from inside the computers container

July 2, 2015

11.45 a.m. of July 2nd: situation substantially stable, in this moment we are in ssm both with the 1 MW E-Cat and the small Hot Cat. I am finishing my working shift, will return here at 6 p.m.
I go to sleep.

Jun 25, 2015:

In this moment it is 07.40 p.m. of Thursday, June 25.
The MW E-Cat is in ssm and stable.
The Hot Cat is in ssm too, stable.
Fingers crossed. F9.