Sequoyah Unit 1 Completes Refueling And Maintenance Outage
Unit 1 at TVA’s Sequoyah Nuclear Plant is once again producing reliable, carbon-free energy after safely completing a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage today (Tuesday). Plant operators on Tuesday afternoon were returning the unit to its full capacity, generating enough power for 650,000 homes.
In addition to replacing 81 of the unit’s 193 fuel assemblies, detailed inspections of the reactor vessel were conducted to confirm all components continue to meet or exceed all design requirements and are fully able of performing their safety functions. Other major maintenance activities included replacing or refurbishing a number of motors, valves and other plant components, as well as several modifications for improving safety.
“The entire Sequoyah team, supported by more than 1,000 supplemental contract workers, completed approximately 14,100 activities during the outage,” said Tony Williams, Sequoyah site vice president.