星期日, 1月 24, 2021
Home PV News Nuclear unit at Plant Vogtle shuts down

Nuclear unit at Plant Vogtle shuts down

The 1,109 MWe Unit 1 at the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia shut down automatically during a maintenance outage August 31.


Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) said in a release that safety systems operated as designed and expected. The 1,127 MW Unit 2 is currently at 97 percent power and is preparing for a routine refueling outage. Both units are Westinghouse four-loop pressurized water reactors. Unit 1 began operations in 1987.


A spokesperson was quoted as saying that workers noticed water levels rising inside the unit's steam generator during work involving a valve controlling water flow.


Plant Vogtle is the site for two new proposed 1,100 MW Westinghouse AP1000 reactors. The company is awaiting final permits from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission before construction on units 3 and 4 can begin.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

New Energy Equity adds 326 kW of solar to municipal buildings in Norton Shores, Michigan

New Energy Equity, along with its development partner Chart House Energy, has completed a 326-kWDC solar development project consisting of three separate municipal buildings...

PG&E announces 387 MW/1,548 MWh of energy storage capacity in latest project announcement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has requested approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for six new battery projects totaling 387 MW...

NEP releases 500-W microinverter for large-format panels

Silicon Valley-based Northern Electric Power Technology (NEP) has released a new 500-W microinverter. The company is calling it a “macroinverter” since it is able...

Solar investment tax credit extended at 26% for two additional years

Story updated Dec. 22 after successful passage of the bill by Congress. Extended renewable energy tax credits have been included in a $1.4 trillion federal...