Control room operators shut down Entergy’s Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant in Buchanan this morning to begin a nearly $100 million refueling and maintenance outage after 453 days of continuous operation. This work brings 1,000 additional workers and economic benefits to the region, and reinforces Entergy’s commitment to continued safe and reliable operations through the plant’s planned permanent shutdown in 2021.
Entergy and Exelon Generation prepare plant, employees for integration into Exelon nuclear fleet
Control room operators removed Entergy’s River Bend Nuclear Station from service on Jan. 28 to begin its 19th scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. River Bend is investing more than $61 million to complete the refueling and other important projects. That investment translates to additional economic activity for the surrounding communities from dozens of vendors and over 1,100 additional contract workers, many from outside the area.
Entergy’s Indian Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant has returned to service following its successful scheduled $120 million refueling outage and comprehensive inspection and upgrade of plant equipment and systems.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced today that it intends to refuel the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass., next year to continue supplying power to New England, then cease operations on May 31, 2019. The decision narrows the previously announced shutdown timeframe of 2017-2019.
The refueling outage follows a safe, secure and reliable 24-month operating cycle.
Control room operators removed Entergy's Waterford 3 from service Oct. 25 to begin a refueling outage that brings 1,100 additional workers and economic benefits after 18 months of highly reliable and safe operation.
Entergy’s Palisades Power Plant has returned to service after a $58 million investment to upgrade and inspect plant equipment, plus a $63 million investment in new fuel, for another 18 months of safe, emissions-free energy generation. In another positive development for the western Michigan nuclear power plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission returned Palisades to the agency’s highest safety category.
Control room operators removed Entergy's Arkansas Nuclear One Unit 2 from service Sept. 20 to begin a refueling outage that brings more than 1,100 additional workers and economic benefits after 465 days of safe, secure and reliable operation.