Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) recently returned Unit 2 of the Oconee nuclear plant in South Carolina to service after a regularly scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
Oconee Unit 2 powered down on Oct. 16 for a planned refueling outage and returned to service on Nov. 12. This was Unit 2’s shortest refueling outage, a Duke Energy spokesperson said in an email response to GenerationHub.
Unit 2 was listed at 100% power on Nov. 18, according to NRC data.
All three nuclear units at the Oconee station run on 24-month refueling cycles. Each of the pressurized water reactor (PWR) units has a summer operating capacity of roughly 850 MW. The Oconee plant, operated by Duke, is located near Seneca, S.C., about 30 miles west of Greenville.