Nuclear units in Texas, New Jersey returning to operation

Two nuclear power reactors, South Texas Project Unit 2 as well as the Hope Creek facility in New Jersey, have apparently completed their refueling outages that started in October and returned to service.

South Texas Project 2 was at 87% early Nov. 14, according to data from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). South Texas Project 2 was listed at zero power as recently as Nov. 9.

The refueling outage at South Texas Project Unit 2 started Oct. 10. The South Texas Project includes two pressurized water reactors located in Matagorda County, Texas. Each of the units can generate more than 1,200 MW.

South Texas Project is run by STP Nuclear and it is co-owned by NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG), CPS Energy and Austin Energy.

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG) Hope Creek 1 was listed at 70%. Hope Creek was listed at zero power generation as recently as Nov. 9. Hope Creek began its refueling outage Oct. 14.

Hope Creek is a boiling water reactor (BWR) in Salem County, New Jersey. The single-unit Hope Creek facility can generate about 1,170-MW.

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