Two Southeast reactor units get back to generating power

Two nuclear power units located in the Southeast have resumed electric generation after experiencing unplanned outages that lasted a few days.

The Dominion (NYSE:D) Surry 2 unit in Virginia was back at 50% power on Oct. 13 after being listed at zero power one day earlier.

The Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) Robinson 2 facility in South Carolina is now at 100% power after being at 48% on Oct. 11 and zero power on Oct. 10. Surry Unit 2 went offline before 3 a.m. on Oct. 9.

Robinson Unit 2 went offline temporarily Oct. 8 and declared an “unusual event” due to the “momentary” loss of off-site power. Surry 2 went offline due to a turbine trip.

Surry 2 is a roughly 800-MW pressurized water reactor (PWR) located in Surry County, Virginia. It shares a campus with another PWR, Surry 1. Duke’s Robinson 2 nuclear unit is a single PWR in Darlington County, South Carolina that can generate roughly 725 MW. Robinson 1 is a retired coal unit at the same location.

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