Total U.S. nuclear plant availability took a small stepback early April 7 to 87.72%, down from 87.82% on April 6 but still above the 86.73%level noted on the same day in 2015.
Supporting total output was increased production at 's Point Beach1 in Wisconsin. The unit was eyed at 49% early April 7, rising from 30% on April6.
According to private sources a total of six reactors maybe shut in the next several days for planned seasonal maintenance which includes:Pinnacle West Capital Corp.'sPalo Verde 1 in Arizona; SouthernCo.'s Farley 2 in Alabama; DominionResources Inc.'s Millstone 3 in Connecticut; Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.'s Salem 1 in New Jersey;Exelon Corp.'s Nine MilePoint 2 in New York; and Duke EnergyCorp.'s Oconee 3 in South Carolina.
Power production levels and impending outage dates arecurrent at the time of publication and are subject to change. For details of U.S.nuclear power plant operations, visit our NuclearStatus and Outage Report.