LIMERICK PA – The power’s back on at Unit 2 of Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station (LGS), following a planned maintenance outage of about 33 hours.
Unit 2 resumed electricity production Wednesday (March 10, 2010) at 2:26 p.m., Exelon spokesman Joseph Szafran said, after it had been taken off-line Tuesday morning (March 9) at 5:38 so station personnel could repair a water cooling system on the non-nuclear side of the plant. The system provides cooling water to components within the unit’s turbine generator.
All repairs needed “to ensure reliability through the remainder of our operating cycle, especially the peak summer period” were safely completed, according to Limerick Site Vice President Chris Mudrick.
Unit 1 continued to generate electricity during the Unit 2 maintenance outage, Szafran said. When both units operate at full power, he added, LGS generates enough electricity to power two million homes.
Photo from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission