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Nuclear update: Total availability remains below year-ago level at 94.11%

Total U.S. nuclear plant availability took a smallstep back early July 12 to 94.11%, slipping from 94.49% on July 11 and stillmuch lower than the 97.67% reported on the same day a year ago.

Pulling down total production was a curtailment at twoof Exelon Corp.'sreactors. Three Mile Island 1 in Pennsylvania was at 85% early July 12,dropping from 100% on July 11, while its Braidwood 1 in Illinois saw outputdecrease to 73% early July 12, also tumbling from full power the day prior.  

Conversely, Exelon's Braidwood 2 unit in Illinoisreturned to 100% power early July 12 after falling to 90% on July 11.

As of early July 12, a total of three reactorsincluding American Electric PowerCo. Inc.'s Donald C. Cook 2 plant in Michigan, 's Grand Gulf 1 inMississippi and Public ServiceEnterprise Group Inc.'s Salem 1 in New Jersey remain shut.

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.