Turbine Work to Extend Nine Mile 1 Outage; Refueling Complete

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.

    SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 The current refueling and maintenance outage at the Nine Mile Point Unit 1
 nuclear plant will be extended approximately two weeks to complete work on the
 plant's turbine, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. officials said today.  Reactor
 refueling and reassemble is complete.
     A scheduled inspection of turbine during the outage determined the need to
 replace selected turbine blades and repair other components.  Start-up
 preparation and testing continues on other areas of the plant.
     Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. is the owner and operator of Nine Mile 1, a
 609-megawatt plant.  The plant is located in Scriba, N.Y., approximately
 40 miles north of Syracuse.
 
     Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Niagara Mohawk
 Holdings Inc., (NYSE:   NMK), provides electricity to more than 1.5 million
 customers across 24,000 square miles of upstate New York.  The company also
 delivers natural gas to more than 540,000 customers over 4,500 square miles of
 eastern, central and northern New York.
 
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    SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 The current refueling and maintenance outage at the Nine Mile Point Unit 1
 nuclear plant will be extended approximately two weeks to complete work on the
 plant's turbine, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. officials said today.  Reactor
 refueling and reassemble is complete.
     A scheduled inspection of turbine during the outage determined the need to
 replace selected turbine blades and repair other components.  Start-up
 preparation and testing continues on other areas of the plant.
     Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. is the owner and operator of Nine Mile 1, a
 609-megawatt plant.  The plant is located in Scriba, N.Y., approximately
 40 miles north of Syracuse.
 
     Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Niagara Mohawk
 Holdings Inc., (NYSE:   NMK), provides electricity to more than 1.5 million
 customers across 24,000 square miles of upstate New York.  The company also
 delivers natural gas to more than 540,000 customers over 4,500 square miles of
 eastern, central and northern New York.
 
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 SOURCE  Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.