Calvert Cliffs Unit 2 Reactor offline for fuel replacement

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant took its Unit 2 reactor offline on Monday for a planned refueling outage. 
During the outage at the nuclear plant near Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, personnel from Exelon, which is the majority owner of the plant, will replace nearly a third of the reactor's fuel, along with performing tests and other maintenance that can't be done while the reactor is in operation.
“This year’s refueling outage represents Exelon’s continued investment in the future of safe and reliable operations at Calvert Cliffs,” Site Vice President George Gellrich said. “In addition to the thousands of safety inspections and preventative maintenance tasks underway this year, we are upgrading a host of key components that will help the station run more efficiently and effectively for many years to come.” 
Calvert’s bi-annual Unit 2 refueling outage will bring an additional 1,500 technical workers to southern Maryland. This influx of workers helps bring in additional business to restaurants, hotels and shops, which in turn, boosts the area’s local economy.
At full power, Calvet Cliffs' two pressurized water reactors are capable of generating 1,768 megawatts of energy combined.
Exelon Generation operates three nuclear power plants, 12 fossil power plants, two landfill gas plants and one pumped storage hydroelectric power plant in Maryland.
Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant took its Unit 2 reactor offline on Monday for a planned refueling outage. 
During the outage at the nuclear plant near Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, personnel from Exelon, which is the majority owner of the plant, will replace nearly a third of the reactor's fuel, along with performing tests and other maintenance that can't be done while the reactor is in operation.
“This year’s refueling outage represents Exelon’s continued investment in the future of safe and reliable operations at Calvert Cliffs,” Site Vice President George Gellrich said. “In addition to the thousands of safety inspections and preventative maintenance tasks underway this year, we are upgrading a host of key components that will help the station run more efficiently and effectively for many years to come.” 
Calvert’s bi-annual Unit 2 refueling outage will bring an additional 1,500 technical workers to southern Maryland. This influx of workers helps bring in additional business to restaurants, hotels and shops, which in turn, boosts the area’s local economy.
At full power, Calvet Cliffs' two pressurized water reactors are capable of generating 1,768 megawatts of energy combined.
Exelon Generation operates three nuclear power plants, 12 fossil power plants, two landfill gas plants and one pumped storage hydroelectric power plant in Maryland.

Organizations in this story

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 2 Lusby, MD

Get notified the next time we write about Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 2!