Employees safely return Plant Farley’s Unit 1 to service following planned refueling and maintenance outage

Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has resumed generating electricity after a scheduled, successful refueling and maintenance outage. The 25-day outage was completed safely and efficiently.

Electricity production resumed today at 12:42 a.m. CT.

During this outage, regular refueling, maintenance and testing took place, and workers performed upgrades to the plant systems and components. Each unit at Plant Farley requires refueling every 18 months.

Also during the outage, Plant Farley’s Unit 2 continued to safely generate electricity.

“We achieved our number one priority for this planned outage, to execute all work with a relentless focus on safety,” said Tom Lynch, Farley site vice president. “I attribute our success to the dedication and commitment of excellence by Southern Nuclear employees, our partners and contractor employees. Unit 1 will now continue to produce safe, reliable electricity for our customers for the next 18 months.”