Automatic shutdown at Farley nuclear power plant

Source:Southern Company

On June 11 at 9:05 p.m. CT, the Joseph M. Farley's unit 1 reactor automatically shut down due to the failure of a transformer.

All plant safety systems operated as designed and expected. The unit is safe and stable, and plant personnel are investigating the cause of the shut down. There was no risk to the public and no injuries to plant personnel.

Farley's unit 2 continues to operate safely at 100 percent power.

The Farley nuclear power plant is a two unit facility located near Dothan in southeast Alabama and is owned by Alabama Power and operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Company (NYSE: SO). The plant is powered by two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors capable of generating 888 megawatts (MW) for a total capacity of 1,776 MW.

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