FirstEnergy’s Beaver Valley 1 returning to service

It appears that the FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) Beaver Valley 1 nuclear unit in Pennsylvania has returned to service after being forced offline by a small fire Nov. 6.

The daily reactor status report for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Nov. 12 showed the unit at about 47% generating capacity. The Nov. 13 reactor status report showed the nuclear unit generating power at 70%.

Beaver Valley Units 1 and 2 are both pressurized water reactors with a generating capacity of roughly 900 MW.

Prior to the fire, Beaver Valley 1 had only recently returned to service after a regularly-scheduled refueling outage.

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