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Extensive control and transient performance tests were conducted on the Dresden Nuclear Power Plant and are discussed here. Use of conventional plant sensors greatly facilitated obtaining transient data. Test data agree well with prior analog computations. The maneuverability and transient behavior of this boiling-water reactor plant when undergoing load changes, turbine trip-offs, and other plant disturbances establish this plant as being very satisfactory for utility applications. Stability characteristics of this reactor are excellent.