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PPL Susquehanna Takes Unit Off Line For Planned Maintenance
PPL Susquehanna will decrease power on its Unit 1 nuclear reactor to 15 percent and will take the main generator off line for scheduled maintenance beginning tonight (11/19).
"While our goal is to have the units run continuously between refueling outages, our priority is the safe operation and long-term reliability of this plant," said Britt McKinney, vice president-Nuclear Site Operations. "The maintenance we have scheduled for this short outage will help ensure that the unit is prepared to generate electricity throughout the peak winter heating months."
The unit has run for 211 consecutive days.
Unit 2, which has run consecutively for 579 days - a station record - will continue to operate at full power during this planned outage.
The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL Susquehanna.
PPL Susquehanna is one of PPL Corporation's generating facilities. Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) controls more than 12,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets and delivers electricity to nearly 5 million customers in Pennsylvania, the United Kingdom and Latin America. More information is available at http://www.pplweb.com/.
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