Entergy’s Grand Gulf returning to service

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.


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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.