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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Surry 1 & 2 uprate approved by NRC

The NRC has approved an uprate of the two Westinghouse PWR plants at Virginia Power & Light's Surry Nuclear Power Station. These plants were rated 2546 MWt / 799 MWe when built, according to NRC records; the present uprating is from 842 MWe to 857 MWe. Many plants around the US have been uprated - in many cases, inaccuracies in various measurements of plant parameters have been tightened, allowing an increased rating, while in others there have been actual equipment and/or core upgrades. According to this article, the plant uprate will occur in November. Artist's view of Surry 1 & 2 pre-completion from postcard in APRA library.

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