TotalU.S. nuclear plant availability rose early April 12 to 85.25%, up from 84.94% onApril 11 and well above the 81.95% level noted on the same day a year ago.
Proppingup total availability was the full return of Exelon Corp.'s Quad Cities 1 in Illinois. The unit was operatingat 100% power early April 12, rising from 87% on April 11.
's North Anna2 in Virginia saw production increase to 72% early April 12. The plant was peggedat 48% the day prior.
Lookingahead, private sources indicate that DukeEnergy Corp.'s Oconee 3 in South Carolina and Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.'s Salem 1 in New Jerseymay be shut in the next few days for planned seasonal work. As of early April 12,Oconee 3 was at 99% while Salem 1 operating at full output.
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.