NextEra starts refueling outage at Seabrook nuclear plant

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) has confirmed that it has started a refueling-and-maintenance outage at the Seabrook nuclear power plant in New Hampshire.

Seabrook commenced the outage shortly after midnight on Thursday, Oct. 1, a company spokesperson said in an email to GenerationHub. Seabrook last conducted its refueling and maintenance outage in April 2014.

Seabrook is a pressurized water reactor (PWR) located in Rockingham County, N.H. The facility went commercial in 1990. It is listed in GenerationHub data with a generating capacity in excess of 1,200 MW.

Seabrook’s existing license expires in March 2030. The company has filed for a license renewal from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that would extend the operating license another 20 years.

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Wayne Barber, Chief Analyst for the GenerationHub, has been covering power generation, energy and natural resources issues at national publications for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PennWell he was editor of Generation Markets Week at SNL Financial for nine years. He has also worked as a business journalist at both McGraw-Hill and Financial Times Energy. Wayne also worked as a newspaper reporter for several years. During his career has visited nuclear reactors and coal mines as well as coal and natural gas power plants. Wayne can be reached at wayneb@pennwell.com.