FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, announced its Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 1 in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, US has returned to service following shutdown for refueling and maintenance.
The 939MW plant is currently operating at approximately 25 percent power and is expected to reach full power in the next week.
While the unit was shut down, one-third of the plant’s 157 fuel assemblies were exchanged. In addition, numerous inspections and preventive maintenance and improvement projects were completed to ensure continued safe and reliable operations, including examinations of the unit’s reactor head, turbine, electrical generator and three steam generators.
Prior to the outage, Beaver Valley Unit 1 operated safely and reliably, generating more than 10.5 million megawatt hours of electricity since the completion of its last refueling in May 2015.