Palisades Power Plant returned to service this morning, following the completion of its successful scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Control room personnel returned the plant to operation, sending electricity to the grid after a planned shutdown that began October 28. This was the 26th refueling in the plant’s history.
The Vermont Public Utility Commission (PUC) today issued an order that approves the proposed sale of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee to subsidiaries of NorthStar Group Services for decommissioning the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station site. The PUC also issued an amended Certificate of Public Good, which authorizes NorthStar to own, possess the licenses for, and decommission Vermont Yankee.
Holtec’s process achieves site restoration decades sooner than if Entergy retained the plant.
Holtec plans to complete decommissioning and site restoration decades sooner than if Entergy completed decommissioning.
Palisades Power Plant has begun a scheduled $62 million refueling and maintenance outage, reflecting a commitment to safe, secure, and reliable operations until the facility’s permanent retirement in spring of 2022. It is the 26th such outage since the plant opened in 1971.
The two operating units at Indian Point Energy Center, Unit 2 and Unit 3, received their renewed operating licenses today from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), ending more than 11 years of regulatory review.
Move to a pure play utility continues.
Entergy has agreed to sell the subsidiaries that own the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and the Palisades Power Plant in Covert, Michigan, after their shutdowns and reactor defuelings, to a Holtec International subsidiary for accelerated decommissioning.
Entergy Corporation’s shutdown Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station has completed the final movement of spent nuclear fuel from the spent fuel pool in the reactor building to dry storage casks, a major milestone in decommissioning. The campaign was completed ahead of schedule and within the projected budget.
The voices of the Van Winkle Elementary School students echoed through the school's hallways as the student choir sang "Dream Your Dreams." As the children sang, faculty and Entergy Nuclear staff gathered to announce a special gift. Entergy Nuclear presented a $25,000 grant to Van Winkle.
Control room operators shut down Indian Point Energy Center’s Unit 2 nuclear power plant this morning to begin the 23rd and final scheduled refueling and maintenance outage for the generating unit, which has safely and reliably helped power New York City and the lower Hudson Valley since 1974.