Perry Nuclear Power Plant Returns to Service from Scheduled Refueling Outage
Akron, Ohio, April 9, 2021 – Energy Harbor announced today its Perry Nuclear Power Plant in North Perry Village, Ohio, returned to service at 5:43 p.m. yesterday following a March 7 shutdown for scheduled refueling and preventive maintenance.
The 1,277-megawatt plant is currently operating at approximately 55 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 748 fuel assemblies were exchanged. In addition, more than 1,800 work activities associated with numerous inspections, preventive maintenance and improvement projects were completed safely, including examinations of various major components.
"Perry'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, Perry will be able to generate safe, reliable, secure and carbon-free electricity without interruption until its next scheduled refueling outage in the spring of 2023."
Prior to this outage, the Perry unit operated safely and reliably, generating more than 20 million megawatt hours of electricity since the completion of its last refueling in the spring of 2019.