Date: April 8, 2011
Plant Completes 30 Day Outage to Refuel
Buchanan, N.Y. - Control room operators at Indian Point's unit 3 nuclear power plant returned the unit to operation on Friday, sending electricity to the grid. This follows a thirty day period where unit 3 was shut down for a scheduled refueling outage.
"The sixteenth refueling outage at Indian Point's unit 3 was one of our most successful outages in site history," said Joe Pollock, site vice president and Entergy's top official at Indian Point. "Success is measured in part by industrial and radiological safety and in both areas the performance of our outage team was stellar."
In addition to the replacement of fuel, workers performed about 7,000 maintenance activities and inspections during the outage.
Prior to this refueling outage, unit 3 had been online generating electricity more than 97 percent of the time since it returned to service from its last refueling outage in April 2009.
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.