Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) has entered into a regularly-scheduled refueling and maintenance outage at its Robinson 2 nuclear plant in South Carolina.
The facility went off the grid to commence the outage at about 4 a.m. on May 12, a Duke spokesperson told GenerationHub. It had been listed at 98% generation the previous day.
Robinson is a single-unit pressurized water reactor (PWR) that can generate roughly 725 MW. It was commissioned in 1971. Robinson 2 operates on an 18-month refueling scheduled, the spokesperson noted.
The Robinson nuclear plant is co-located on Duke’s property that also includes a retired coal plant and a gas turbine that is also listed as retired in GenerationHub data.