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Nuclear update: Total US output continues to climb as 3 more units return

Total U.S. nuclear plant availability rose again earlyMay 10 to 84.41%, up from 83.70% on May 9 and also above the 84.15% levelrecorded on the same day last year.

Supporting total availability was the return of threeunits. Southern Co.'sJoseph M Farley 2in Alabama was warming up at 4% early May 10, after being taken offline onApril 11 for a refueling outage. FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse in Ohio was at 35% early May 10after being idled on March 26 for planned seasonal work. 's nuclear plant inMissouri was pegged at 9% early May 10. The reactor was shut on April 3 formaintenance work.

In addition, EnergyNorthwest's Columbia GeneratingStation in Washington returned to 100% power early May 10, risingfrom 87% on May 9.

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.