Total U.S. nuclear plant availability reached itshighest point so far of the current summer season at 95.74% early July 22, upfrom 95.42% on July 21 but still lower than the 96.44% recorded on the same daya year ago.
Supporting total production was increased output atPublic Service Enterprise GroupInc.'s Salem 2 in New Jersey, which rose to 28% early July 22, from13% the day prior. EnergyNorthwest's Columbia Generating Station in Washington was operatingat 84% power early July 22, rising from 69% on July 21. 's recently restartedGrand Gulf 1 in Mississippi was at 37% early July 22, increasing from 20% theprevious day.
Conversely, AmericanElectric Power Co. Inc.'s Donald C. Cook 2 in Michigan slipped to75% early July 22 from full power July 21.
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.