Nuclear, Reactors

Perry Nuclear Power Plant returns to service

25 July 2007 — FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. (FENOC) said that the Perry Nuclear Power Plant has returned to service following a maintenance outage to replace a motor in the Reactor Recirculation System.

Power levels will vary over the next several days as part of routine testing until full operating power is achieved later this week.

During the outage, a new 30-ton, 8,000 horsepower motor was installed in the system that controls the flow of water to the reactor vessel. Operators shut down the plant on Friday, June 29, to begin motor replacement. Routine and preventative maintenance work also was completed on several other systems to ensure continued safe and reliable operations.