Susquehanna Nuclear Unit 1 Shuts for Planned Refueling Outage

 Susquehanna Nuclear Unit 1 Shuts for Planned Refueling Outage

Unit 1 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania was taken offline March 11 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
 
While the reactor is down, workers with Talen Energy will replace more than a third of the unit’s fuel, upgrade essential equipment inspect the main generator and perform thousands of maintenance activities. Talen also hired more than 1,500 supplemental employees for the project.
 
Susquehanna nuclear plant schedules refueling and maintenance outage every 24 months at this time of the year when temperatures bring lower regional power demand and lower electricity prices. Unit 2 continues to operate at full power.
 
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