HOUSTON, June 9 (Reuters) – Southern Co’s (SO.N)
876-megawatt Unit 1 at the Hatch nuclear power plant in Georgia
was operating at 28 percent output on Wednesday resulting from
a condenser vacuum problem, a spokeswoman said.
The reactor’s unit was reduced late Tuesday from full power
earlier in the day, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said
in a report.
The problem has been isolated and repair plans are being
implemented, the spokeswoman said.
She declined to give details on how long the unit might be
operating at a reduced output.
OPERATOR: Southern Co’s Southern Nuclear
OWNER(S): Southern Co’s Georgia Power (50.1 pct)
Oglethorpe Power Corp (30 pct)
Municipal Elec. Authority of Georgia (17.7 pct)
City of Dalton (2.2 percent)
CAPACITY: 1,759 MW
UNIT(S): 1 – 876 MW General Electric boiling water reactor
2 – 883 MW General Electric boiling water reactor
COST: $934 million
1975 – Unit 1 enters commercial service
1979 – Unit 2 enters commercial service
2002 – NRC renews original 40 year operating licenses for
an additional 20 years
2034 – Unit 1 extended operating license expires
2038 – Unit 2 extended operating license expires
(Reporting by Ratul Ray Chaudhuri in Bangalore and Eileen
O’Grady; Editing by Sofina Mirza-Reid)