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Friday, July 16, 2010

Virginia at 50%

Apparently Surry 2 did not complete the restart after turbine generator voltage regulator problems surfaced, contradicting our earlier report in this blog and as of this writing has not gone back on line. Further, a steam leak at North Anna 1 forced a shutdown Wednesday evening and that plant isn't on line either. Surry 1 and North Anna 2 are steaming at rated capacity.

Click here for a brief local article.

All four are operated by Dominion Virginia Power. North Anna 1 and 2 are Westinghouse 3-loop PWR's rated 2893 MWt / 903 MWe and which went online in 1978 and 1980. Surry 1 and 2 are also Westinghouse 3-loop PWR's, rated 2546 MWt / 799 MWe and went online in 1972 and 1973. We provided an illustration of the Surry Nuclear Power Station on this blog previously; see the older post.

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