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Nuclear update: Plant curtailments send to total output 83.94%

Total U.S. nuclear plant availability stumbled to83.94% early April 29, down from 84.17% on April 28 but still much higher thanthe 82.48% recorded on the same day in 2015.

Pulling down total production were cutbacks at threereactors across the country.

ExelonCorp.'s PeachBottom unit 2 in Pennsylvania was pegged at 85% early April 29,down from full power on April 28.

TalenEnergy Corp's Susquehannaunit 2 in Pennsylvania dropped to 77% early April 29, falling from 100% the dayprior.

SouthernCo.'s Edwin IHatch unit 1 in Georgia tumbled to 61% early April 29. The unit wasoperating at full output the day before.

Offsetting the downticks was returning generation atNextEra Energy Inc.'sTurkey Point unit4 in Florida, which was at 28% early April 29, rising from 2% on April 28. 'sDonald C. Cookunit 1 in Michigan was at 49% early April 29, climbing from 12% on April 28.Both units were recently restartedafter planned refueling outages.

Power production levels and impending outage dates arecurrent at the time of publication and are subject to change. For details ofU.S. nuclear power plant operations, visit our NuclearStatus and Outage Report.