Control room operators removed Entergy’s River Bend Nuclear Station from service on Jan. 28 to begin its 19th scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. River Bend is investing more than $61 million to complete the refueling and other important projects. That investment translates to additional economic activity for the surrounding communities from dozens of vendors and over 1,100 additional contract workers, many from outside the area.
Entergy Corporation has announced that Bill Mohl, president of Entergy Wholesale Commodities and a corporate officer, will retire after more than 35 years in the energy business effective Feb. 28, 2017.
The two operating units at the Indian Point Energy Center will close in 2020-2021 after powering New York for more than four decades with clean, safe, and reliable electricity. The shutdown will complete Entergy’s exit from its merchant power business because of sustained low wholesale energy prices.
Nuclear Plant to Close in 2018
U.S. NRC Extends License by 20 Years, Confirms Plant’s Safe, Secure Operations
Entergy Corp. announced today an agreement to sell Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee and transfer the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses to subsidiaries of NorthStar Group Services, Inc. to accelerate decommissioning and site restoration by decades. In addition, Entergy announced plans to accelerate the transfer of all spent nuclear fuel to dry cask storage at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, from 2020 to 2018.
The Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens will sound during a regular quarterly test of the system on Wednesday, November 9 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Security officers will be participating in a scheduled training drill at the Indian Point Energy Center during parts of the day and evening on October 4 and October 13. The training drills will involve simulated attack scenarios that are 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.
The Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens will sound during a regular quarterly test of the system on Wednesday, September 21 between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.