Plant Hatch Unit 1 returns to service following planned refueling, maintenance

Source: Southern Company

Unit 1 of the Edwin I. Hatch nuclear power plant near Baxley, Ga. has resumed generating electricity after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage was completed safely and efficiently. 

During this outage, routine maintenance and refueling activities took place as well as several equipment reliability improvements and system upgrade projects, including replacement of the main turbine low pressure rotor.

Also during the outage, Plant Hatch Unit 2 continued to safely generate electricity.

"Plant Hatch safely and successfully completing the Unit 1 scheduled outage was possible thanks to the dedication and commitment of excellence by Southern Nuclear employees, our Alliance partners and contractor employees," said Dennis Madison, Hatch site vice president. "Unit 1 will now continue to produce safe, reliable electricity for our customers for the next two years." 

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE:SO), operates the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala. and the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.

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