Total U.S. nuclear plant availability nudged higher earlyApril 13 to 85.30%, up from 85.25% on April 12 and still well above the 81.34% postedon the same day in 2015.
Supporting total availability was the full return of 's Quad Cities 2 in Illinois.The unit was operating at 100% power early April 13, up from 90% on April 12.
Production at DominionResources Inc.'s North Anna 2 in Virginia also increased early April13 to 95%, climbing from 72% on April 12.
Offsetting the uptick was a curtailment at Exelon's Byron2 reactor in Illinois. The unit was pegged at 83% early April 13, slipping from97% on April 12.
According to private sources, Duke Energy Corp.'s Oconee 3 in South Carolina and 'sSalem 1 in New Jersey may be shut in the next few days for a refueling outage.
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.