SCRIBA, N.Y. — Operators returned Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station Unit 1 to full power early Friday morning, successfully completing a scheduled refueling outage that began in late March.
More than 1,200 additional workers joined the Nine Mile employees to complete the refueling outage. The additional workers lodged in area hotels, patronized nearby restaurants and shopped in local stores providing a significant boost to the local economy.
While the unit was offline, technicians replaced nearly one-third of the reactor’s fuel and performed more than 7,400 inspections, tests, maintenance activities and modifications. Exelon Generation invests millions each year to upgrade its plants, installing new equipment and enhancing components to make the facilities even safer and more efficient.
“The work done over the past several weeks will help ensure the unit runs safely and provides reliable, emissions-free power to New York energy consumers for another two-year cycle,” said Nine Mile Point Site Vice President Peter Orphanos. “I want to thank all of the skilled workers who joined our staff in performing this important work.”
The Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station is located seven miles northeast of Oswego and 50 miles north of Syracuse. The station can produce more than 1,937 megawatts of carbon-free electricity – enough to power nearly two million homes. Join us on Twitter