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Derecho (Extreme wind) Damage Results in Early Retirement of Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant

Derecho Damage Results in Early Retirement of Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant, Power  Aug 26, 2020. by Aaron Larson

The Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC, Figure 1)—a 615-MW nuclear power plant located in Palo, Iowa—will reportedly not restart after high winds caused extensive damage to the station’s cooling towers. The plant owner, NextEra Energy Resources, had planned to retire the unit on Oct. 30, but after assessing damage caused by an Aug. 10 derecho, the company decided to accelerate the retirement process.  ……… https://www.powermag.com/derecho-damage-results-in-early-retirement-of-duane-arnold-nuclear-power-plant/

August 27, 2020 - Posted by | general

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