Seabrook nuclear plant resumes power generation

The NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) Seabrook 1 nuclear unit in New Hampshire, which experienced an unplanned outage a few days earlier, was back generating power March 7.

The plant was listed at 35% power generation early March 7, according to data issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The plant should be back at full power soon, a company spokesperson said March 7.

Seabrook had gone offline early March 2 after experiencing a turbine trip.

Seabrook is a single-unit 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 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.