14 of nation’s 100 active nuclear units currently not producing power

Based on a daily Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 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 (TVA) 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 (NYSE:ETR) Indian Point 2; Exelon (NYSE:EXC) Limerick 1; Talen Energy (NYSE:TLN) Susquehanna 1; TVA’s Browns Ferry 3; Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) Brunswick 1; Duke’s McGuire 1; Dominion (NYSE:D) North Anna 2; Duke Oconee 1; Southern (NYSE:SO) Vogtle 2; Exelon LaSalle 1 NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) Point Beach 1; Exelon Quad Cities 2; and Entergy Grand Gulf.


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Wayne Barber, Chief Analyst for the GenerationHub, has been covering power generation, energy and natural resources issues at national publications for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PennWell he was editor of Generation Markets Week at SNL Financial for nine years. He has also worked as a business journalist at both McGraw-Hill and Financial Times Energy. Wayne also worked as a newspaper reporter for several years. During his career has visited nuclear reactors and coal mines as well as coal and natural gas power plants. Wayne can be reached at wayneb@pennwell.com.