Refueling required every 24 months, allowing the unit to generate energy for the grid 24/7/365
Operators at the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station (“Susquehanna”) safely disconnected the Unit 2 reactor from the electrical grid today to begin its scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. The unit’s outage occurs every two years and ensures that the station continues to run safely and efficiently, generating reliable “always on” carbon-free power to the grid. During this outage, Susquehanna’s Unit 1 reactor remains in operation.
“While refueling Unit 2, we will also complete proactive maintenance work to keep Susquehanna generating dependable, carbon-free energy safely and efficiently to meet the needs of our stakeholders,” said Kevin Cimorelli, site vice president. “Our goal is to complete the outage on time and with zero injuries.”
The Susquehanna plant, located about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by Susquehanna Nuclear LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by Susquehanna Nuclear. Its two units generate approximately 2,500 megawatts of carbon-free electricity, enough to power approximately two million homes. For information, visit www.susquehannanuclear.com.
Susquehanna Nuclear LLC is one of Talen Energy’s generating affiliates. Talen Energy Corp. is one of the largest competitive energy and power generation infrastructure companies in North America. The Company owns or controls approximately 13,000 megawatts of generating capacity in well-developed, structured wholesale power markets, principally in the Mid-Atlantic, Texas and Montana. Talen is developing a large-scale portfolio of renewable energy, battery storage, and digital infrastructure assets across its expansive footprint. For more information visit www.talenenergy.com.