Three Mile Island Returns to Service
Three Mile Island Unit 1 returned to service yesterday at 10:50 p.m. when operators connected the plant's turbine generator to the regional power grid.
LONDONDERRY TWP, PA- Three Mile Island Unit 1 returned to service yesterday at 10:50 p.m. when operators connected the plant’s turbine generator to the regional power grid. The turbine generator shut down on September 19 due to a faulty electrical card on a plant system. Plant personnel replaced the faulty electrical card.
Three Mile Island Unit 1 generates 852 megawatts of carbon free power - enough electricity for about 800,000 homes. Electric customers were not affected by the plant being off line.
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