MI Nuke Back Online

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 11:11 AM gHale


DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in Newport, MI, is back online.

The plant restart started last Friday and synced to the system on Sunday, said Stephen Tait, DTE Energy spokesman.

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“It was a successful outage and we fixed the equipment we needed to,” he said.

The plant went offline at 3 a.m. Nov. 7 to repair a main unit transformer, which is separate from the reactor.

It was the second time in 2016 the plant went offline for scheduled maintenance.

“We will ramp it up to 100 percent after some more testing,” Tait said.

Fermi 2 is an 1,100-megawatt boiling water reactor that started operating in 1988 after a 20-year construction period that cost $5 billion.



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