2012-02-29 / Front Page

Entergy Returns Indian Point 3 Nuclear Power Plant to Service

Plant had been taken offline Wednesday

 Buchanan – Control room operators returned the Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant to service this afternoon (Thursday). Operators had disconnected the plant from the electrical grid yesterday to troubleshoot a problem with an auxiliary electrical transformer.

Unit 3 had been online generating electricity for 327 continuous days prior to yesterday.
Unit 2 is at full power and has been online for 44 continuous days.
Indian Point Energy Center, in Buchanan along the Hudson River, is home to two operating nuclear power plants, unit 2 and unit 3, which generate approximately 2000 megawatts of electricity for homes, business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County. 

"The function of the transformer that was taken out of service is to take electricity produced in our generator and alter its voltage so that we could use it to power our own equipment," said Jerry Nappi, communications manager at the Indian Point Energy Center. "We are now instead using power from the electrical grid to power that equipment, until we can troubleshoot and make repairs to the problematic transformer and put it back in service."

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