Indian Point Energy Center's Unit 2 Restarts After Maintenance and Refueling Outage

Release Date: April 20, 2008

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Buchanan, N.Y. — Entergy plant operators safely reconnected Indian Point Energy Center's Unit 2 to the electric grid Sunday at 2:29 p.m. Unit 2 went offline on March 23, two days before the plant's 18th maintenance and refueling outage, after a malfunction with a main boiler feed pump.

The maintenance and refueling outage lasted 26 days. During the outage work crews performed maintenance on one of the three low pressure turbines, the main boiler feed pump, the reactor coolant pumps and motors, modified the containment sump, installed a back up diesel generator, and replaced 93 fuel assemblies.

Earlier today, the plant returned to service but experienced an electrical problem on the main generator. The plant never shut down but disconnected from the grid briefly.

Unit 3 remains operating at full power and has been online for 354 days.

Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, N.Y. is home to two nuclear reactors, Unit 2 and Unit 3, which generate 2140 megawatts for customers 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, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 14,300 employees.