Seventeen of the nation’s 100 nuclear power units were listed at or near zero power early Oct. 7, according to data from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
The vast majority are offline because of regularly-scheduled fall refueling and maintenance outages. A few have maintenance outages outside of the normal refueling cycle.
At least one, the NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) Florida Power and Light (FPL) St. Lucie station took one of its units offline shortly before Hurricane Matthew was scheduled to hit Florida. The other St. Lucie nuclear unit was already offline for a refueling outage.
Here’s a rundown of the plants now offline:
- FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) Beaver Valley 1 in Pennsylvania;
- Exelon (NYSE:EXC) Oyster Creek in New Jersey;
- Talen (NYSE:TLN) Susquehanna 2 in Pennsylvania;
- Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Browns Ferry 1 in Alabama;
- Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) Catawba 2 in South Carolina;
- Southern (NYSE:SO) Farley 1 in Alabama;
- Dominion (NYSE:D) North Anna 1 in Virginia;
- NextEra Saint Lucie 1 in Florida;
- NextEra St. Lucie 2 in Florida;
- Exelon (NYSE:EXC) Braidwood 1 in Illinois;
- American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) D.C. Cook 2 in Michigan;
- NextEra Duane Arnold in Iowa;
- Entergy (NYSE:ETR) Arkansas Nuclear 1 in Arkansas;
- Entergy Arkansas Nuclear 2 in Arkansas;
- Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Cooper in Nebraska;
- Entergy Grand Gulf 1 in Mississippi; and;
- Wolf Creek Nuclear Wolf Creek 1 in Kansas.