Forked River, NJ - Operators at Oyster Creek Generating Station took the plant off line at 10:50 a.m. today to perform planned maintenance on a turbine speed controller.
This work cannot be performed while the plant is generating electricity. Staff will take advantage of the outage to perform additional maintenance work to keep the unit running reliably and efficiently.
Oyster Creek is about 60 miles east of Philadelphia in Ocean County, New Jersey. The plant produces 636 net megawatts of electricity at full power, enough electricity to supply 600,000 typical homes, the equivalent to all homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined. In addition, plant workers, through their payrolls, are responsible for more than $69 million injected directly into New Jersey's economy.