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London — Average UK nuclear power output was at its lowest Tuesday since late 2014, with seven of the country's 16 nuclear plants on planned outages, data from S&P Global Platts Analytics showed.

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According to Platts Analytics, average nuclear output in the UK was 5.1 GW on Tuesday, the lowest since November 23, 2014, when average nuclear output was 5 GW.

Minimum nuclear output was 5 GW on Tuesday with maximum generation of 5.21 GW.

On Wednesday, nuclear output hit 5 GW during peak times by midday.

Among the offline units were the EDF Energy-run Dungeness B nuclear units 1 and 2, each having a capacity of 540 MWh. Dungeness B nuclear unit 1's planned outage was extended last week for three weeks until February 24.

EDF energy's Hunterston B nuclear unit 1 and 2, both having a total capacity of 965 MW, were offline.

Also offline were EDF energy's 577 MW Heysham 1 nuclear unit, 660 MW Heysham 2 nuclear unit 2 and 594-MW Hartlepool-2.

--Shubhlakshmi Shukla, shubhlakshmi.shukla@spglobal.com

--Edited by Daniel Lalor, newsdesk@spglobal.com

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