BERWICK, Pa., May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators safely shut down the Unit 2 reactor at Talen Energy's Susquehanna nuclear plant in Luzerne County, Pa. early Friday (5/13) following an electrical fault in one of the unit's 480-volt electrical distribution centers.
"The fault interrupted power supply to some of the systems we use to operate the unit," said Jon Franke, site vice president. "Our operators determined the need to bring the unit off-line, and completed the shutdown safely, as designed, using established plant procedures and reflecting the conditions they experienced due to the electrical fault."
He said plant workers are investigating the cause of the electrical issue and will determine the necessary repairs. When repairs are completed, operators will begin the process of returning the unit to service.
Unit 2 had been in continuous operation for 355 days since returning to service from its last scheduled refueling and maintenance outage in May 2015. Susquehanna Unit 1 continues to operate safely at full rated power.
The Susquehanna plant, located about seven miles north of Berwick, is jointly owned by Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC, and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc., and is operated by Susquehanna Nuclear. For information, visit www.susquehannanuclear.com.
Susquehanna Nuclear LLC is one of Talen Energy's generating affiliates. Talen Energy (NYSE: TLN) is one of the largest competitive energy and power generation companies in the United States. Our diverse generating fleet operates in well-developed, structured wholesale power markets. To learn more about us, visit www.talenenergy.com.
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SOURCE Talen Energy Susquehanna Nuclear LLC