New Orleans, La. – Personnel at Entergy Corporation’s nuclear plants in the
Northeast continue to track Hurricane Sandy’s path to ensure they are well
prepared for the potential of high winds and rainfall. Entergy’s plants in the
Northeast include Indian Point Energy Center and James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear
Power Plant in New York, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and
Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vermont.
“Our nuclear plants are designed and built to withstand extreme weather,”
said John Herron, president and CEO of Entergy Nuclear. “Our team of expert
personnel has been working diligently to ensure our plants are well prepared for
any impacts resulting from this storm.”
Preparations for the storm include reviewing emergency staffing plans and
verifying emergency communications sources such as satellite phones and radios,
communicating with local and state emergency response organizations, and
securing outside material and equipment around the plant sites.
Back-up diesel-powered generators are available to provide electricity to
plant safety systems if power from offsite sources is lost. In addition, in the
event of a loss of offsite power, plants are designed to safely shut down.
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 more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one
of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8
million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy
has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
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