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Palo Verde nuclear power plant is US’ largest producer for 23rd time

Caption: APS’ Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station

The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona reached its 23rd consecutive year as the nation’s largest power producer.
 
The plant, operated by Arizona Public Service, also exceeded its own record for power generation for the tenth time, producing 32.2 million megawatt-hours (MWh). The previous record was 31.9 million MWh set in 2012. Palo Verde is the only generating facility in the U.S. to ever generate more than 30 million MWh in a year. Unit 3 produced the second-highest electricity output of any nuclear unit in the world, and all three units individually ranked among the top six producers in the U.S., according to a press release.
 
Palo Verde is operated by APS and jointly owned by APS, Salt River Project, Southern California Edison, El Paso Electric Co., Public Service Co. of New Mexico, Southern California Public Power Authority and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.
 
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