Plant Farley unit 2 begins planned refueling and maintenance outage
Each unit at Plant Farley requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing, workers will make upgrades to plant systems and components.
“The key to a safe and successful outage is our outstanding employees and supporting partners,” said Site Vice President
Employees from across the Southern Nuclear fleet are assisting Farley’s staff of more than 900 in the refueling effort. More than 800 additional workers from Westinghouse, General Electric, Williams and other partners are on site performing specialized tasks. This supplemental workforce provides economic stimulus to surrounding communities during the planning stages and throughout the outage.
Farley unit 1 will continue to safely generate electricity while unit 2 is offline and refueling.
About Southern Nuclear:
Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is one of the nation’s leading nuclear energy facility operators. Producing safe, reliable and environmentally friendly nuclear energy, Southern Nuclear operates a total of six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near
About Southern Company:
With 4.4 million customers and more than 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity,
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