Exelon (NYSE:EXC) said March 28 that the Oyster Creek nuclear plant had resumed full power operations after workers completed repairs to an electrical system that regulates steam used to turn the plant’s turbines.
The unit automatically shut down on Sunday, March 22. After repairs were completed, technicians inspected and tested the electrical system before returning the unit to service.
Oyster Creek is about 60 miles east of Philadelphia in Ocean County, N.J. The plant produces 636 MW (net).
The boiling water reactor (BWR) was commissioned in 1969, according to GenerationHub data. The plant will retire by the end of 2019.
While Oyster Creek was offline due to an unplanned outage, many reactors scheduled their regular refueling and maintenance outages during the spring. A dozen nuclear units were not generating electricity early March 30, according to data from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).