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Latest Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Stories

2014-04-12 08:20:04

BERWICK, Pa., April 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected the Unit 1 reactor from the electrical grid Saturday (4/12) to begin a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. While the reactor is shut down, workers will replace about 40 percent of the uranium fuel and complete a number of equipment maintenance tasks and upgrades. The plant also will be investing millions to upgrade equipment with state-of-the-art technology and to...

2014-03-26 08:22:21

BERWICK, Pa., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected the Unit 2 reactor to the electrical grid Tuesday (3/25) after repairing a valve on a non-safety-related water supply pump. Operators shut the unit down early Thursday (3/20) to establish the working conditions needed to perform the required maintenance on this valve. Unit 1 continues to operate at full power. The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles...

2014-03-20 08:22:53

BERWICK, Pa., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected the Unit 2 reactor from the electrical grid Thursday (3/20) to repair a valve on a non-safety-related water supply pump. Shutting down the unit will establish the working conditions needed to perform the required maintenance on this valve. Unit 1 continues to operate at full power. The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned...

2014-03-18 08:22:34

BERWICK, Pa., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected the Unit 2 generator to the regional electric grid Monday (3/17) after completing a planned inspection of its turbines. Workers proactively replaced several dozen blades to enhance safe and reliable operations until next spring's refueling outage. No cracked blades were found, which is consistent with the data being received from the turbine's extensive monitoring system. Plant...

2014-03-01 08:20:10

BERWICK, Pa., March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected the Unit 2 reactor from the electrical grid early Saturday (3/1) to perform a planned inspection of turbine blades. While the plant currently does not have any indications of turbine blade cracking, Susquehanna has been working closely with the turbine manufacturer to resolve turbine blade issues, and any inspection indications will be addressed proactively during this...

2013-09-24 08:22:53

BERWICK, Pa., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected the Unit 2 generator to the regional electric grid Tuesday (9/24) after completing an inspection of its turbines. Workers replaced a small number of turbine blades, which had indications of cracking, and performed some minor repairs in areas of the plant that are accessible only when the unit is shut down. Plant engineers will continue to closely monitor the performance of the...

2013-09-15 16:20:15

BERWICK, Pa., Sept. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County near Berwick, Pa., briefly declared an "unusual event" Sunday (9/15) as a result of water leaking inside a room in the plant's Unit 2 reactor building. The unit was shut down at the time of the declaration. An unusual event is the lowest of the four emergency classifications established by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear power plants. The event had no...

2013-09-14 08:21:11

BERWICK, Pa., Sept. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant began shutting down Unit 2 early Saturday (9/14) to inspect its turbine blades. Data from the extensive vibration monitoring equipment installed on the turbine indicates that two turbine blades may have developed small cracks. "After consultation with the equipment manufacturer, we have decided to take the most conservative action and shut down the unit to investigate," said...

2013-07-22 08:21:59

BERWICK, Pa., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators reconnected the Unit 1 reactor at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant to the regional electric grid Sunday (7/21), after repairing one of four valves that control the amount of steam going into the turbine. Unit 2 is operating at full power. The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL...

2013-07-21 08:20:08

BERWICK, Pa., July 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators disconnected Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania from the regional power grid Sunday (7/21) to repair one of four valves that control the amount of steam going into the turbine. "Repairing the valve reflects our conservative approach to operating the plant safely and reliably," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL Susquehanna senior vice president and Chief Nuclear Officer. "The repair...