The Tennessee Valley Authority returned to power generation Friday, June 2nd, at its most recent activator at the Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant near Soddy-Daisy.
Operators are proceeding an organized power rising procedure to return the system to its complete capability, producing 1,150 megawatts, or sufficient power for 650,000 houses.
Along with changing 81 of the system’s 193 gas settings up, thorough examinations of the activator vessel were performed over the previous a number of weeks to validate all parts remain to satisfy layout needs. Various other significant upkeep tasks consisted of changing or reconditioning a variety of electric motors, shutoffs as well as various other plant elements, in addition to a number of adjustments for enhancing safety and security.
“The entire Sequoyah team, supported by more than 700 supplemental contract workers, completed approximately 12,000 activities,” Sequoyah Site Vice President Tony Williams said in a statement today. “Our team takes great pride in the work they do to ensure the Sequoyah plant continues to reliably serve the people of the Tennessee Valley.”
Sequoyah Unit 2 is just one of 7 functional TVA atomic power plants throughout the Valley, which can providing over one-third of all electrical power made use of by the 9 million individuals offered by TVA.
TVA is still fixing its latest atomic power plant at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City, Tenn., where a condenser fractured on March 23 when assistance beam of lights stopped working on the non-nuclear section of the plant. TVA anticipates the $5 billion system to be offline till later on this summer season as a result of the problem of changing and also fixing the condenser devices in the limited quarters around the condenser.