Exelon (NYSE:EXC) said Dec.7 that the Calvert Cliffs 2 nuclear unit in Maryland had been returned to full power early that morning after being offline for a few days.
The unplanned outage began Dec. 1. Workers have now repaired a steam generator feed pump, which ispart of the system that creates steam and turns the plant’s turbines.
Workrs also did some additional maintenance and safety checks while the nuclear unit was offline. Calvert Cliffs Unit 1 contined to run at full power during the Unit 2 outage.
The Calvert Cliffs station includes two pressurized water reactors (PWRs) with a combined capacity of more than 1,760 MW. The units are located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The Units began operating in the 1970s.