Latest Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Stories

2011-08-19 13:01:00

BERWICK, Pa., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Unit 2 reactor at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania shut down automatically at 10:46 a.m. Friday (8/19). The unit was operating at full power at the time.

2011-06-09 11:52:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation plans to build a 115,000-square-foot data and operations center in Upper Macungie Township that will provide long-term benefits for both the company and its customers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110609/PH17297) The center, a major new investment in the Lehigh Valley, will be located on 12 acres near Route 100 and Interstate 78, about 10 miles west of the corporation's international headquarters in center-city...

2011-06-07 13:10:00

BERWICK, Pa., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A thorough inspection of the Unit 1 main turbine at the PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania has revealed blade damage similar to that discovered during a recent routine inspection of the plant's Unit 2 main turbine. "The scope of the turbine blade damage on Unit 1 is virtually identical to what we discovered on Unit 2," said Timothy S.

2011-05-18 07:38:00

BERWICK, Pa., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Susquehanna, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), announced Wednesday (5/18) the appointment of a 30-year veteran of the nuclear power industry as site vice president-Susquehanna. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110518/PH04410 ) Russ Kearney comes to PPL Susquehanna from the Clinton Power Station, a single-unit Boiling Water Reactor in Clinton, Ill., where he has been site vice president since January 2008.

2011-05-16 09:43:00

BERWICK, Pa., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the PPL Susquehanna nuclear plant in Luzerne County, near Berwick, Pa., shut down the Unit 1 reactor as planned Monday (5/16) for an inspection of the main turbine.

2011-04-05 02:22:00

BERWICK, Pa., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the Susquehanna nuclear plant near Berwick, Pa., safely shut down the Unit 2 reactor on Tuesday (4/5) to begin a planned refueling and maintenance outage. Since its last refueling outage in 2009, Unit 2 has safely and reliably generated about 19,355,000 megawatt-hours of electricity -- enough to power about 1 million homes. "The Susquehanna plant has an excellent operating record because of a dedicated, well-trained work force and...

2011-03-09 16:41:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) said Wednesday (3/9) it has completed the previously announced sale of its interests in certain non-core generating stations to an affiliate of LS Power Equity Advisors for approximately $381 million in cash. The transaction includes the 244-megawatt PPL Wallingford Energy plant, a natural gas-fired facility located in the Town of Wallingford, Conn.; the 585-megawatt PPL University Park plant, a natural gas-fired...

2011-03-04 06:16:00

BERWICK, Pa., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear plant near Berwick, Luzerne County, Pa., safely shut down Unit 1 early Friday (3/4).

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