In U.S., 14 of 100 active nuclear units not producing power

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Based on a daily Nuclear Regulatory Commission update, it appears that 14 of the nation’s 100 active nuclear power reactors are currently not producing power.

 

That figure includes the Tennessee Valley Authority Watts Bar Unit 2 in Tennessee, which received its NRC operating license a few months ago but hasn’t yet started commercial operation.

 

The spring and summer shoulder seasons, when power demand tends to dip, are the traditional refueling and maintenance seasons for nuclear power plants.

 

Others on the outage list include: the Entergy Indian Point 2; Exelon Limerick 1; Talen Energy Susquehanna 1; TVA’s Browns Ferry 3; Duke Energy Brunswick 1; Duke’s McGuire 1; Dominion North Anna 2; Duke Oconee 1; Southern Vogtle 2; Exelon LaSalle 1 NextEra Energy Point Beach 1; Exelon Quad Cities 2; and Entergy Grand Gulf.

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