Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected Unit 1 to the regional electric grid Friday (12/19) after repairing a small water leak inside the containment structure. The massive concrete containment structure, which surrounds the reactor, is not accessible to plant workers when the unit is running.
The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL Susquehanna.
PPL Susquehanna LLC is one of PPL Corporation's generating affiliates. PPL Corporation (PPL), with 2013 revenues of $12 billion, is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has announced an agreement to combine its competitive generation business with the competitive generation business of Riverstone Holdings LLC to form Talen Energy Corporation. More information is available at www.pplsusquehanna.com and www.pplweb.com.