Caption: Susquehanna nuclear power plant
Unit 2 at PPL's (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear power plant was disconnected from the grid to begin a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
Workers will replace 40 percent of the uranium and complete several equipment maintenance tasks and upgrades during the shut down. The plant will also invest millions into upgrades with state-of-the-art technology and perform thousands of routine maintenance tasks. About 1,000 contract workers were hired for the project. Each of the two units is taken out of service for scheduled maintenance every 24 months.
Unit 1 continues to operate at full power.
Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine