Nuclear, Reactors

Watts Bar Unit 2 Begins Refueling and Maintenance Outage

By Editors of Power Engineering

Unit 2 of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant has begun its scheduled refueling and maintenance outage after beginning commercial operations in October 2016, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced.

Over 12,000 work activities are planned during the outage, including loading new fuel assemblies, performing inspections of the unit’s reactor equipment and steam generators, maintenance of plant equipment, and additional equipment upgrades.

After the outage, Watts Bar Unit 2 will be set to run for 18 months.