Perry nuclear power plant down for scheduled outage, transformer replacement

 Perry nuclear power plant down for scheduled outage, transformer replacement

Caption: Perry Nuclear Power Plant, located in Ohio.

The 1,268-MW Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio shut down for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage in which a transformer replacement is also scheduled.
Workers with FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. (FENOC, NYSE: FE) will replace 280 of the 748 fuel assemblies, perform numerous safety inspections on the reactor vessel, turbine and electrical generator; and do preventive maintenance on major components, including testing more than 130 valves, replacing several control rod blades and inspecting and cleaning cooling tower piping.
Workers will also install a new, large transformer, which is one of two circuits that provide power from the offsite transmission network to the plant’s onsite electrical systems. Installation of the new 20-ft. tall, 115-ton transformer is expected to enhance reliability.
More than 1,000 additional temporary contractors and FENOC employees will be on site during the outage.
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