17 of nation’s 100 nuclear units currently offline

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.
About Wayne Barber 4201 Articles
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.