The Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) Prairie Island 1 nuclear unit in Minnesota was listed at 29% generation early Feb. 13 in the daily reactor summary issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Operators had taken the pressurized water reactor (PWR) unit offline on Monday, Jan. 26 to replace a reactor coolant pump seal. A company spokesperson confirmed to GeneraitonHub Feb. 13 that the facility has returned to service and should be back at 100% power within a few days.
The plant is run by Xcel utility subsidiary Northern States Power-Minnesota. The plant’s two units can together generate 1,076 MW of electricity.