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Calvert Cliffs Returns to Full Power Following Offsite Grid Disturbance

Operators returned Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant to full power yesterday.

 

 LUSBY, MD (April 11, 2015) - Operators returned Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant to full power yesterday. Both units automatically shut down on April 7 when an offsite grid disturbance caused widespread power disruption in the Washington, D.C./Maryland region.

Once the cause of the event was identified, Calvert operators began a comprehensive series of inspections and tests before synchronizing both units to the regional power grid. 

Calvert Cliffs is located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County and is Maryland's only nuclear energy facility.  The station is home to two pressurized water reactors capable of generating 1,768 megawatts combined. Units 1 and 2 began commercial operation in 1975 and 1977, respectively.

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