SCRIBA, NY – Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, owner and operator of Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, and Entergy Nuclear, owner and operator of James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, will be upgrading the public warning system that CENG operates and that serves Oswego County’s nuclear facilities.
The project includes replacing 37 existing sirens and installation of two new sirens as well as battery back-up power in the 10-mile radius around the nuclear facilities.
These new sirens represent a significant investment in the local community and the emergency preparedness program.
As operators of nuclear energy facilities, both CENG and Entergy Nuclear are committed to protecting the health and safety of the public and employees.
The warning sirens are one of several methods used by county emergency management authorities to provide notification of emergencies.
The sirens are not a signal to evacuate, but that residents should tune to the local emergency alert broadcast station.
The new sirens will sound at a volume similar to the old ones and the new warning system is expected to be tested the same number of times per year as the old system.
This project will involve a total investment of more than $1.5 million.
About Constellation Energy Nuclear Group
CENG (a joint venture between subsidiaries of Exelon Corporation (Exelon – NYSE: EXC) and Electricité de France, SA (EDF)) is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Exelon, through its subsidiaries, owns 50.01% of CENG and is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with operations in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. EDF, through its subsidiaries, owns 49.99% of CENG and is developing strategies in North America in nuclear, renewables and trading. CENG is a leading producer of safe and reliable nuclear power. The company owns and operates five nuclear reactors at three sites in New York and Maryland. CENG’s core values are nuclear and personal safety. Nuclear energy – America’s largest source of clean-air, carbon-free, reliable electricity, producing no greenhouse gases – accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S.-produced electricity, powering one in five homes and businesses across the United States.
About Entergy Nuclear
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.