BERWICK, Pa., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at Talen Energy's Susquehanna nuclear plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating safe, reliable electricity for the power grid May 3 after completing its scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
"As an independent power producer operating in highly competitive markets, the company's investments in equipment and maintenance are designed to ensure safe, sustainable operations and deliver maximum value for our customers and investors in Talen Energy," said Jon Franke, site vice president.
Susquehanna's nuclear professionals replaced more than one third of the unit's uranium fuel, and performed maintenance and ongoing upgrades. The Susquehanna plant's two generating units have planned refueling and maintenance outages every 24 months. Unit 2 has been in continuous operation for 345 days since it returned to service following a similar refueling outage last spring.
"Our investments in the plant's infrastructure enable Susquehanna to continue to deliver reliable, zero-carbon energy to our customers," said Franke. "We replaced essential equipment and performed necessary maintenance, while maintaining our primary focus on keeping each other and our community safe. With more than 1,500 supplemental contractors on-site, Susquehanna achieved its pre-outage goal of zero recordable injuries," said Franke.
The Susquehanna plant, located about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by Susquehanna Nuclear LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by Susquehanna Nuclear. For information, visit www.susquehannanuclear.com.
Susquehanna Nuclear LLC is one of Talen Energy Corporation's generating affiliates. Talen Energy (NYSE: TLN), is one of the largest competitive energy and power generation companies in the United States. Our diverse generating fleet operates in well-developed, structured wholesale power markets. To learn more about us, visit www.talenenergy.com.
Todd L. Martin
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SOURCE Talen Energy Susquehanna Nuclear LLC