South Texas 2 continues refueling outage

The South Texas Project (STP) Unit 2 nuclear reactor is conducting a regularly-scheduled refueling and maintenance outage that started Oct. 10, a South Texas Nuclear Operating Co. spokesperson confirmed recently.

Before being taken offline for the outage, the nuclear unit had completed 517 days of continuous operation, the spokesperson told GenerationHub.

South Texas Project Units 1 and 2 are both pressurized water reactors (PWRs) located in Matagorda County, Texas. The two units together can generate more than 2,500 MW. STP Unit 1 continues to run at full power during the Unit 2 outage.

STP is owned jointly by NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG), CPS Energy and Austin Energy.

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