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Feeding the Nukes: U.S. Power Industry Plans Refueling Outages for Second-Half 2018


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SUGAR LAND--July 12, 2018--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Most nuclear power plants power down every 18 to 24 months, during which time workers replace about one-third of the used fuel assemblies with new ones, according to a March posting in Duke Energy Corporation's (NYSE:DUK) (Charlotte, North Carolina) Nuclear Information Center, titled "Why nuclear outages are actually a good thing." Such planned temporary shutdowns often occur in the spring and fall, when energy demand is lower, and allow nuclear plant operators to perform inspections and maintenance.

Within this article: McGuire Nuclear Power Station refueling outage. Additional companies: Southern Company (NYSE:SO), NRG Energy Incorporated (NYSE:NRG)

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