Plant Farley Unit 2 planned activities underway for the production of clean, safe, affordable and reliable nuclear energy
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On Oct. 15 at 10:58 a.m. CDT, operators at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Alabama, safely took Unit 2 offline for a planned refueling and maintenance outage.
Each unit at Plant Farley requires new fuel every 18 months. The most recent refueling outage for Unit 2 was completed in the spring of 2016.
In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing, workers will make upgrades to plant systems and components to enhance efficiency and reliability.
“Our number one priority during this outage is safety, and the key to our success is our outstanding employees and supporting partners,” said Site Vice President Dennis Madison. “I am proud of the preparations we have made as one team, and every team member is putting forth a total commitment to accomplish this refueling outage at the highest levels of safety and performance.”