By Rod Walton, Power Engineering & POWERGEN+ content director The tireless Darlington Nuclear Generation Station’s Unit 1 is getting a short break prior to its...
New Jersey-based utility PSEG has taken its Salem nuclear Unit 2 into a planned refueling and maintenance outage. Plant operators removed the unit from the regional power grid...
Over the last three decades, the nuclear industry has made tremendous progress in reducing the duration of planned outages. It is almost unimaginable to think that in 1990, the average planned outage took more than three months to complete.
Routine maintenance at the Curtis H. Stanton Energy Center, and the need to shut down a generation unit at the power plant, left Orlando Utilities Commission with a decreased power capacity to treat its wastewater through regular methods.
The Indian Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant in New York returned to service following a planned $120 million refueling outage, inspection and upgrade project.
The single-unit Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio returned to service following a planned refueling and maintenance outage.
Unit 1 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania was taken offline March 11 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
Several nuclear units experienced unplanned outages during the winter weekend, according to data filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Jan. 25.
Xcel Energy (NYSE: XCL) shut down Unit 2 of the 1,076-MW Prairie Island nuclear power plant in Minnesota for a planned $68 million refueling and replacement outage.
Unit 2 at the 2,300-MW Comanche Peak nuclear power plant in Texas was in the process of shutting down for a planned refueling outage when the steam generator 3 feed control valve failed to control in automatic or manual, which resulted in excessive feedwater flow.