Beaver Valley Unit 2 Returns to Service from Scheduled Refueling Outage

AKRON, Ohio, May 7, 2020 –Energy Harbor’s Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, PA, returned to service at 4:33 p.m. yesterday following an April 12 shutdown for scheduled refueling and preventive maintenance.


The 933-megawatt plant is currently operating at approximately 30 percent power. Power levels will vary over the next several days as the plant ramps up to full power.


During the outage, approximately one-third of the unit's 157 fuel assemblies were exchanged. In addition, more than 850 work activities associated with numerous inspections, preventive maintenance and improvement projects were completed, including examinations of various pumps and valves, the reactor vessel, steam generators, turbine generator and cooling tower.


"Beaver Valley's solid outage performance reflects the hard work and dedication of the plant employees and nearly 1,000 temporary contract workers and Energy Harbor personnel who assisted with the refueling outage," said Energy Harbor Chief Nuclear Officer David Hamilton. "Thanks to their good work, Beaver Valley will be able to generate safe, reliable, secure and clean electricity without interruption until its next scheduled refueling outage in the fall of 2021."


Prior to this outage, Beaver Valley Unit 2 operated safely and reliably, generating more than 11 million megawatt hours of electricity since the completion of its last refueling in October 2018.