Scottish nuclear power plant back online after maintenance outage

Torness nuclear power station
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A reactor at the Torness nuclear power plant in Scotland is back online after a maintenance outage.

Owner EDF Energy reported Wednesday that the system was back in commercial operation after the “successful” maintenance outage.

Reuters also reported that Unit 2 was offline due to an unplanned outage and would be back in service by late June.

The Torness nuclear power plant has been in operation since the late 1980s. It is powered by advanced gas-cooled reactors both designed and operated in the United Kingdom.

The plant’s two reactors generate close to 1,400 MW at capacity.

Nuclear energy powers close to a third of Scotland’s electricity mix.

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