Plant Completes Refueling Outage in 28 Days
Buchanan – Control room operators at
Indian Point’s unit 3 nuclear power plant returned the unit to operation on
Sunday afternoon, sending electricity to the grid. This follows a twenty-eight
day period where unit 3 was shut down for a scheduled refueling outage.
During the shutdown, about 900
contractors supplemented Entergy’s normal workforce of about 1,100 employees to
add new fuel and perform thousands of maintenance activities, tests and
inspections on equipment at unit 3.
“Thanks to the efforts of 2,000
highly trained and skilled workers, Indian Point’s unit 3 is ready to safely
generate clean electricity for New Yorkers until its next scheduled refueling in
two years,” said John Ventosa, site vice president and Entergy’s top official at
Prior to this refueling outage, unit
3 had been online generating electricity more than 99 percent of the time since
it returned to service from its last refueling outage in April 2011.
Indian Point Energy Center, in
Buchanan, N.Y., is home to two operating nuclear power plants, unit 2 and unit
3, which generate approximately 2000 megawatts of electricity for homes,
business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.
Entergy Corporation, which celebrates
its 100th birthday this year, is an integrated energy company engaged primarily
in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns
and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric
generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power,
making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers
electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and
approximately 15,000 employees.
Indian Point Energy Center’s online address is
Entergy’s online address is www.entergy.com.