Dominion (NYSE:D) has removed the Millstone 2 nuclear unit in Connecticut from service for a regularly-scheduled refueling and maintenance outage, a company spokesman confirmed Oct. 7.
Millstone Unit 2 is offline after being shut down on Saturday night, Oct. 3, for its 23rd refueling outage. Unit 2 is on an 18-month cycle.
“In addition to our normal site population, we have brought in approximately 1,000 supplemental personnel to assist with the outage,” a Dominion spokesperson said.
Millstone 2 is the smaller of the two pressurized water reactors (PWRs) at the nuclear station at Waterford, Conn. Millstone 2 is listed with a capacity of roughly 900 MW whereas Millstone 3 has an operating capacity of about 1,200 MW.
The outage does not affect Millstone 3, which continues to operate at 100% power, according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) data.