Beaver Valley nuclear unit returns to service

Unit 1 at the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania returned to service following a refueling and maintenance outage.

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. (NYSE: FE) returned the 939-MW unit to operations after it was shut down April 25 for the outage. It is currently running at 89 percent power and should reach full capacity by the end of the day. During the outage, 61 of the 157 fuel assemblies were exchanged, and numerous safety inspections and preventative maintenance and improvement projects were completed.

Prior to the recent outage, Unit 1 operated continuously since the previous outage in November 2013.

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