NEW YORK U.S. nuclear-power production dropped to the lowest level in almost two weeks after Entergy Corp. shut the 995-megawatt Arkansas Nuclear 2 reactor.
Total generation slid 1.1 percent from Thursday to 91,749 megawatts, or 90 percent of capacity, according to filings with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and data compiled by Bloomberg. Output was 2.3 percent lower than a year earlier and nine of 104 reactors were shut.
Arkansas Nuclear 2, about 65 miles northwest of Little Rock, halted early Friday after operating at 92 percent of capacity Thursday. The unit reduced from full power Sept. 5, commission filings showed.