WNP-2 is operating on ABB fuel reload
Washington Public Power Supply System`s Nuclear Project 2 (WNP-2) has achieved criticality and startup after installing its first reload of ABB SVEA-96 fuel. Startup physics results very closely matched the ABB predictions. Located near Richland, Wash., WNP-2 is a 3,486 MW boiling water reactor. Washington Public Power is currently conducting an extensive program to reduce the cost of the power from WNP-2 while also increasing plant operating reliability. Fuel change is also an important element of the program.