Entergy Declares and Subsequently Terminates Notice of Unusual Event Following Electrical Fault on Cable at Indian Point Unit 2
Buchanan, N.Y. – Control room operators at Unit 2 declared and subsequently terminated a Notice of Unusual Event this morning, the lowest of the NRC’s four emergency classification levels, following an electrical fault on a cable that carries electricity between both operating units at the site. A small fire on the cable self-extinguished moments after the fault occurred.
There was no impact on plant operations and no injuries as a result of the event. Both plants continue to operate at full power.
An investigation is underway into the cause of the electrical fault.
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.