Total U.S. nuclear plant availability moved slightlylower early April 14 to 85.01%, down from 85.30% on April 13, but still muchhigher than the 82.00% level recorded on the same day last year.
Pushing down total availability was a cutback atExelon Corp.'sClinton unit in Illinois. The reactor was operating at 58% early April 14,dropping from 95% on April 13.
Looking ahead, private sources indicate thatDuke Energy Corp.'sOconee 3 in South Carolina and PublicService Enterprise Group Inc.'s Salem 1 in New Jersey may be shutin the next few days for refueling outages. Exelon's Byron 2 in Illinois may beidled early next week for planned seasonal work.
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.