DELTA, PA (Jan. 27, 2009) - Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station's Unit 3 returned to service at 3:16 p.m. EST today.
Operators safely took the Unit 3 generator off-line on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 4:00 a.m. EST to replace a main power transformer. The power transformer is one of three needed to transfer electricity from the plant to the power grid.
Peach Bottom's Unit 2 reactor continued to operate at full power without interruption during the Unit 3 shutdown.
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station is located on the west bank of the Conowingo Pond (Susquehanna River) in York County. Units 2 and 3 are boiling water reactors. Unit 2 is capable of generating approximately 1,138 net megawatts and Unit 3 is capable of generating approximately 1,140 net megawatts.