CT Nuke Running after Shutdown

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 @ 02:08 PM gHale


Dominion’s 918-MW Millstone-2 nuclear reactor in Waterford, Connecticut, is now operating at 100 percent capacity after completing a two-day maintenance outage over the weekend.

The unit synchronized with the grid at 9:20 am EDT Saturday, Dominion said in a statement.

RELATED STORIES
Concerns Over SC Nuclear Fuel Plant
NJ Nuke Shuts for 4th Time in Month
MI Nuke Running after Steam Release
Failed Motor Forces NC Nuke Alert

The adjacent 1,276-MW Millstone-3 was not affected by the shutdown and has continued to operate at 100 percent of capacity, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) daily reports.

The company said Millstone-2 ended up manually shut down by operators Thursday “when a severe [lightning] storm affected the electrical supply to two of the four circulating water pumps and uninterruptible power supplies failed to function as designed. The station replaced those uninterruptible power supplies.”