PSEG Hope Creek nuclear facility back at full power after refueling

The Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) (PSEG) has returned its 1,170-MW Hope Creek nuclear plant in New Jersey to full power after completing a refueling outage that started in October.

The outage began Friday, Oct. 14 at the boiling water reactor (BWR) in Salem County, New Jersey. The unit was listed at 100% power Nov. 22 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Hope Creek is on an 18-month refueling cycle. The plant first came online in 1986 and is licensed to operate through 2046.

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