Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Returns to Service from Scheduled Refueling Outage.
Akron, Ohio, March 27, 2020 – Energy Harbor’s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, returned to service at 5:34 a.m. today following a February 29 shutdown for scheduled refueling and preventive maintenance.
The 908-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 177 fuel assemblies were exchanged. In addition, more than 1,200 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.
"Davis-Besse's solid outage performance reflects the hard work and dedication of the plant employees and more than 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, Davis-Besse will be able to generate safe, reliable, secure and clean electricity without interruption at peak efficiency until its next scheduled refueling outage in the spring of 2022."
Prior to this outage, Davis-Besse operated safely and reliably, generating more than 13 million megawatt hours of electricity since the completion of its last refueling in March 2018.
Energy Harbor is a financially secure independent power producer and fully integrated retail energy provider focused on safe and best-in-class operations and financial performance. With its fleet of reliable generating resources, including substantial carbon-free generation, Energy Harbor is well positioned for long-term value creation and competitiveness in a low-carbon future and is focused on enabling a growing customer and stakeholder base to meet their environmental, social and sustainability goals.
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