Plant Completes 23 Day Outage to Refuel
Buchanan – Control room operators at Indian Point Energy Center returned Unit
2 to operation on Wednesday afternoon, sending electricity to the grid. This
follows a twenty-three day period during which unit 2 was shut down for a
scheduled refueling outage.
About 1,000 additional highly skilled contract employees supplemented
Entergy’s normal workforce of more than 1,000 employees to add new fuel and
perform thousands of maintenance activities, tests, and inspections on equipment
at unit 2 during the outage.
“Indian Point unit 2 is ready to continue to safely generate more than 1,000
megawatts of clean electricity for New Yorkers thanks to the 2,000 highly
trained workers who performed thousands of maintenance activities and
inspections during the outage,” said John Ventosa, site vice president and
Entergy’s top official at Indian Point.
Prior to this refueling outage, unit 2 had been online generating electricity
for more than 16,500 hours – or more than 99 percent of the time – since it
returned to service from its previous refueling outage in April 2012.
Unit 3, which completed its last refueling outage in March 2013, continues to
operate at full power, generating about 1,000 megawatts of electricity – enough
to power about one million homes.
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.
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 14,000 employees.
Entergy’s online address is www.entergy.com
Indian Point Energy Center’s online address is