Plant Hatch Unit 1 offline for refueling, maintenance outage

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On Monday morning, operators at the Edwin I. Hatch Electric Generating Plant took Unit 1 safely offline for a planned refueling and maintenance outage. Workers will also make necessary upgrades to the plant’s systems and components during this time.

Every unit at the plant is taken offline every 24 months for refueling. The last refueling outage at Unit 1 was during spring 2012.

The refueling effort includes more than 800 additional workers from General Electric, Williams and other partners.

Plant Hatch Unit 2 will stay online and generate electricity while Unit 1 is offline.

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