U.S. nuclear outages seen down 10 percent this spring - survey

March 1 Fri Mar 1, 2013 2:15pm EST

March 1 (Reuters) - About 24,400 megawatts (MW) of power capacity at U.S. nuclear power plants is expected to be offline at the peak of the 2013 spring refueling season, down more than 10 percent from a year earlier, data from a Reuters survey showed.

Last year, spring nuclear outages peaked at 27,500 MW of capacity in mid-April, according to the data.