Watts Bar Unit 1 Begins Scheduled Refueling, Maintenance Outage
Monday, November 1, 2021
The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1 safely began a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage late Friday evening after generating more than 14 billion kilowatt-hours of carbon-free energy during 507 days of operation.
“For the past 18 months, Watts Bar Unit 1 has produced safe, reliable, clean and low-cost energy to residents across the Tennessee Valley,” said Tony Williams, TVA Watts Bar Site vice president. “During a planned outage like this, our dedicated team is able to make improvements and upgrades to the unit’s equipment and systems. This helps ensure that we continue to deliver the carbon-free power that nearly 10 million people count on every day.”