2014-10-22 / News

Vogtle’s Unit 2 back online after refueling outage

From Staff Reports

SOUTHERN COMPANY PHOTO SOUTHERN COMPANY PHOTO Plant Vogtle’s Unit 2 is generating electricity again following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Plant operators took the unit offline on Sept. 14, and electricity production resumed on Oct. 14.

The last refueling outage for Unit 2 was completed in the spring of 2013.

“Safety is our top priority, and our team is to be commended for completing this outage safely and efficiently,” said Glenn Saxon, Plant Manager for Vogtle units 1 and 2. “The work per- formed during this outage is a significant investment in ensuring the safe and reliable production of electricity for the next eighteen months.”

In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing, workers made upgrades to plant systems and components.

More than 1,200 additional workers from Westinghouse, General Electric and other companies came to the plant to perform specialized tasks. Employees from across the Southern Nuclear fleet also assisted Vogtle’s team in the refueling effort.

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