Tuesday June 4, 1:06 pm Eastern Time

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FirstEnergy Perry nuke shut for repairs

NEW YORK, June 4 (Reuters) - FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE - News) said on Tuesday it shut down its 1,320 megawatt Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio for repairs it said would likely take about two weeks.

The Akron, Ohio-based company said in a statement that the plant was shut to replace a rotor in the main generator, which is not on the nuclear side of the plant. A replacement rotor is already available at the plant.

Earlier today, Perry was operating at 9 percent of capacity, down from 20 percent on Monday, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's daily reactor status report.

FirstEnergy's Davis-Besse nuclear plant near Toledo, Ohio, is closed to replace the reactor vessel top, and the company has said it aims to complete all work needed to restart the plant by the end of this year.