Indian Point 2 returns to service

25 November 2010

Control room operators returned the Indian Point unit 2 nuclear power plant to service on November 24. The plant had automatically shutdown on November 7 following the failure of the plant’s main electrical transformer. Workers replaced the transformer with a spare that was located onsite. The transformer failed as a result of a failed high voltage bushing. Bushings connect the transformer to the overhead lines that carry electricity to the main electrical grid.

Entergy’s Indian Point Energy Centre in Buchanan, N.Y. is home to two operating nuclear power plants, unit 2 and unit 3, which generate approximately 2000 megawatts of electricity Indian Point Unit 3 is at full power and has been online for 73 continuous days.

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