PSEG Salem 2 returns to service

The Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG) has returned Unit 2 of the Salem nuclear plant to service in New Jersey.

The company had experienced an unscheduled outage at its 1,150-MW Salem Unit 2 on Feb. 14 due to an issue on the non-nuclear side of plant.

The facility, however, was back generating at 52% power early Feb. 18, according to data posted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

PSEG’s Salem Units 1 and 2 are both pressurized water reactors (PWRs) located in Salem County, N.J. The units rely on the Delaware River for their water source.

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