Farley 1 back up at 53% generation after refueling

Southern (NYSE:SO) utility Alabama Power has returned the Farley Unit 1 to power generation after a planned refueling and maintenance outage that started in early October.

The Unit was listed at 53% power early Nov. 8, according to data reported by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The refueling outage started around Oct. 3.

Southern’s nuclear power fleet is overseen by the Southern Nuclear subsidiary.  

Located in Houston County, Alabama, the two pressurized water reactors (PWRs) at Plant Farley can together generate more than 1,700 MW.

Each unit at Plant Farley requires new fuel every 18 months. The most recent prior refueling outage for Unit 1 was completed in the spring of 2015. Farley Unit 2 continued to run during the Unit 1 outage.

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