Entergy Returns Indian Point Unit 2 to Service
June 27, 2016
BUCHANAN, NY – Control room operators returned the Indian Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant to service Monday afternoon, sending electricity to the grid.
The unit was shut down Friday morning to complete weld repairs to a pipe and to allow workers from Con Edison to test a breaker in a switchyard located near Indian Point. The breaker can be tested only while electricity from Unit 2 is not being sent to the Con Edison-owned switchyard.
Indian Point’s other operating unit, Unit 3, has been online providing electricity continuously for the past 194 days.
About Indian Point and Entergy
Indian Point Energy Center, in Buchanan, N.Y., is home to two operating nuclear power plants, unit 2 and unit 3, which generate approximately 2000 megawatts of electricity for homes, business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11.5 billion and more than 13,000 employees.