Nuke Plant Generator Back Online
Was shut down last week after reported transformer failure
A generator that was shut down at the nuclear power plant in Limerick last week returned to full power at about 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, the plant's owner said in a brief statement issued to the media.
Exelon Generation said the station's 1200-megawatt Unit 1 generator, one of two at the facility, was back online following the "replacement and testing of an electrical transformer."
According to Nuclear Regulatory Commission reports, Unit 1 had been returned to operation at low power by early Monday morning and was at 80 percent power on Wednesday morning.
Unit 2 remained in operation during the outage.