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Exelon's Oyster Creek nuclear unit at 90% capacity for maintenance

Washington (Platts)--30 Nov 2017 429 pm EST/2129 GMT


Exelon Generation's 670-MW Oyster Creek nuclear unit in Forked River, New Jersey, reduced its output early Thursday morning for maintenance, according to a company spokeswoman.

Output was reduced to 90% beginning at 4 am EST (0900 GMT) Thursday "to support maintenance on the system that pre-heats water before sending it to the reactor," Exelon spokeswoman Suzanne D'Ambrosio said in an email.

"Station personnel will complete the repairs and restore the unit to full power," D'Ambrosio said.

She declined to say when the repairs are expected to be completed or when Oyster Creek will return to 100% of capacity.

Early Monday morning, the unit's output was reduced to 97% for a few hours for planned maintenance of a water pump.

--Steven Dolley, steven.dolley@spglobal.com

--Edited by Lisa Miller, lisa.miller@spglobal.com




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