Daily statistics from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) show that only one of the nation’s active nuclear units were offline early Aug. 8.
The NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) Florida Power & Light (FPL) St. Lucie 1 reactor in Florida continues to be listed at zero power by NRC. The unit has been offline since about Aug. 1, according to NRC data.
At that time, a small “pressure boundary leakage” was detected at Unit 1, according to a report filed with NRC.
“St. Lucie safely removed Unit 1 from service to perform repairs,” an FPL spokesperson said in an email to GenerationHub. “Unit 1 will be safely returned to service when the repair is complete. Unit 2 was unaffected by this repair and continues to operate at full power,” the spokesperson said.
St. Lucie Unit 1 is an almost 1,000 MW pressurized water reactor (PWR) located in St. Lucie County, Florida. It is part of a two-reactor station operated by FPL.