The Entergy (NYSE:ETR) Grand Gulf nuclear plant in Mississippi is evidently returning to service based on data in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reactor status report.
The boiling water reactor (BWR) has a nameplate generating capacity of more than 1,300 MW. It was listed at 20% power early July 21, according to the NRC data.
“Grand Gulf Nuclear Station synchronized to the grid at 2:22 a.m. today after experiencing in automatic shutdown on June 25,” Entergy said in a statement issued to GenerationHub.
“The shutdown was caused by a malfunction with the balance of a plant system which does not affect the reactor,” the company said. “Nuclear power plants are designed to reduce power and automatically shut down when off-normal circumstances are experienced. We cannot discuss estimated schedules for returning to full power as that is business sensitive information,” Entergy added.