Oswego, NY — Operators returned Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station Unit 2 to full power today (May 2) after successfully completing the station’s spring refueling outage that began in late March.
During the planned outage, roughly 2,200 employees and highly-skilled supplemental workers performed thousands of inspections, maintenance activities, tests and technology upgrades while replacing one-third of the reactor’s fuel. Many of the activities performed during the outage cannot be accomplished while the plant is generating electricity and all are designed to ensure continued safe and reliable operations.
“We work hard all year to plan and execute safe and effective refueling outages and this year was no exception,” said Chris Costanzo, site vice president. “I’m proud of our team for executing another safe outage and I’m thankful to the many local residents who supported us during this busy time.”
Unit 1 continued to operate during the Unit 2 outage.
Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station is located in Scriba.
With both units at full power, the site can produce enough carbon-free electricity for approximately one million homes.