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July 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators disconnected Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's
Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern
Pennsylvania from the regional power grid Sunday (7/21) to repair one of four valves that control the amount of steam going into the turbine.
"Repairing the valve reflects our conservative approach to operating the plant safely and reliably," said
Timothy S. Rausch, PPL Susquehanna senior vice president and Chief Nuclear Officer. "The repair also supports optimal performance of the unit during the summer months when the demand for power is high."
PPL expects to complete the repairs and reconnect Unit 1 to the power grid soon. Unit 2 continues to operate at full power. Both
Susquehanna units have a generating capacity of about 1,300 megawatts.
Susquehanna plant, located in
Luzerne County about seven miles north of
Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL Susquehanna.
PPL Susquehanna LLC is one of PPL Corporation's generating affiliates. PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), with annual revenue of more than
$12 billion, is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in
the United States and the
United Kingdom, owns more than 18,000 megawatts of generating capacity in
the United States and sells energy in key U.S. markets. More information is available at
Joe Scopelliti, 1-866-832-4474,
email@example.com PPL Susquehanna
SOURCE PPL Susquehanna