May 25, 2011
Buchanan, N.Y. – Control room operators returned the Indian Point unit 2 nuclear power plant to service Wednesday, May 25. Operators had removed unit 2 from service Friday evening to replace, as a precautionary move, three high-voltage bushings on one of the unit’s two main electrical transformers.
Similar bushings caused the failure of the unit’s other transformer last November. Both the bushings and transformer were replaced soon after. There had been no indication of a potential failure of the just-replaced bushings or the transformer connected to them.
Unit 3 is at full power and has been online for 78 continuous days since returning to service following a refueling shutdown.
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.