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Hurricane shuts down Louisiana nuclear power station


Ida shuts Entergy’s Waterford-3 nuclear plant because of off-site power loss,  S and P Global 31Aug 21,
Andrea Jennetta
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1.2-GW Waterford-3 shut

992-MW River Bend-1 at 35%

Entergy shut its 1.2-GW Waterford-3 nuclear plant in Killona, Louisiana, at 6:12 pm CT Aug. 29 after off-site electrical power was lost because of Hurricane Ida, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Facebook Aug. 30.

Entergy spokesperson Mike Bowling said Aug. 30 that Waterford-3 was disconnected from the grid Aug. 29 at 10:29 am CT “per procedure as storm winds escalated.”

The company’s 992-MW River Bend-1 in St. Francisville, Louisiana, was operating at 35% of capacity early Aug. 30, NRC said.

The unit reduced power at the request of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Bowling said.

The action was taken “to preserve grid integrity” in the wake of Hurricane Ida, he said.

“The situation is fluid, and power levels could change in coordination with grid operators,” Bowling added……… https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/electric-power/083021-ida-shuts-entergys-waterford-3-nuclear-plant-because-of-off-site-power-loss

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