Entergy Corporation announced today that it plans to operate Palisades Power Plant in Covert, Michigan, until the spring of 2022, under the existing Power Purchase Agreement with Consumers Energy.
The Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens will sound during a regular quarterly test of the system on Wednesday, August 30 between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.
Operators synched ANO’s Unit 2 to the electrical grid Saturday at 2:55 p.m. successfully marking an end to the unit’s 25th refueling and maintenance outage.
Indian Point Unit 2 Nuclear Power Plant Returns to Service
Security officers will be participating in a scheduled training drill at the Indian Point Energy Center during parts of the day and evening on June 29. The training drills will involve simulated attack scenarios intended to be as realistic as possible. Members of the public may hear what appears to be gunfire from simulated weapons systems used during the exercises.
Control room operators shut down Indian Point’s Unit 2 nuclear power plant Monday afternoon following an issue with the speed control system on one of the unit’s two main feedwater pumps. Feedwater pumps are located on the non-nuclear side of the plant and distribute water to the plant’s four steam generators to be reheated in order to make the steam required to generate electricity. There was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers or the public. Plant equipment operated as designed in response to the shutdown.
Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service Thursday, generating electricity. Control room operators removed the plant from service on June 12 for a planned maintenance shutdown to replace two water seals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel. The seals were replaced prior to returning the plant to service.
Control room operators are scheduled to remove Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant from service Sunday night for a planned maintenance shutdown to replace two water seals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel. Operators have been monitoring slight water leakage past the seals during the last few weeks and are acting conservatively and proactively to replace the seals out of an abundance of caution.
Entergy’s support of the initiative continues with a $25,000 grant.