Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, located outside Berwick, PA, generates clean, reliable, safe and affordable energy to power homes, businesses, hospitals and schools, driving regional economies.
Capacity – Susquehanna has two Boiling Water Reactors with a combined capacity of 2,501 megawatts, making it one of the largest nuclear power plants in the U.S. Each reactor generates enough electricity to power about two million homes.
Safety -Safety is the overriding focus for the 900 nuclear energy professionals who work at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant. Their commitment to health and safety takes precedence over all other factors in decisions about plant operations. Our plant, along with all nuclear plants in the U.S., are designed with redundant safety systems and built to withstand even the most severe environmental conditions. Stringent security measures are also in place to provide multiple layers of safety. Our operators undergo rigorous training – which continues every six weeks throughout their career – and are licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Reliable and Environmentally Friendly – Nuclear energy is part of the mix of traditional and renewable fuel sources needed to generate affordable and reliable power. Nuclear power offers one of the most reliable power sources given its ability to perform under even the most severe environmental conditions. Nuclear power generates zero greenhouse gas emissions, similar to wind and solar energy, but with a greater reliability factor.
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Community Commitment – Susquehanna provides 1,200 acres for public recreation across from the power plant at the Susquehanna Riverlands. Susquehanna’s employees also generously contribute time and money to make our local community stronger.
Ownership – The Susquehanna plant is owned jointly by Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC, a division of Talen Energy, and Allegheny Electric Cooperative, Inc. and is operated by Susquehanna Nuclear.
As posted 10/2/20 by Power Engineering.com
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