Unit 2 at Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Begins Scheduled Refueling Outage
(MENAFN Editorial) March 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ –Operators at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant, a wholly owned subsidiary of Talen Energy Corporation, disconnected the Unit 2 reactor from the electrical grid early Saturday, March 4, 2017to begin a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
While the reactor is shut down,Susquehanna’snuclear professionals will maintain their primary focus on safety, while replacing approximately one third of the unit’s fuel. “Our continued investment inSusquehannaensures safe and reliable electricity generation for our customers,” said Timothy Rausch, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer. “We have developed a comprehensive plan to upgrade essential equipment and perform thousands of necessary maintenance activities to build on our track record of operational excellence.”
In order to complete the work inSusquehanna’soutage plan, the company has made a substantial investment in our local economy by procuring goods and services from area suppliers. Additionally,Susquehannahired more than 1,800 supplemental employees who will be making significant expenditures on lodging food and entertainment in the region.
Talen Energy’sSusquehannanuclear schedules refueling and maintenance outages at this time of year, when seasonal temperatures typically drive lower regional power demand and lower electricity prices. Each of the two units at theSusquehanna plant is taken out of service for refueling and maintenance every 24 months.
Unit 1 continues to operate at full power.