Browns Ferry Unit 2 Completes Scheduled Refueling and Maintenance Outage
DECATUR, Ala. On March 24, TVA’s Browns Ferry Unit 2 was successfully synced to the grid following its scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Work performed prepares the unit for a two-year cycle of operation, supplying the Tennessee Valley with safe, carbon-free energy.
“The women and men of Browns Ferry have safely performed this detailed work with the support of shared team members from our nuclear fleet and contracting organizations,” said Browns Ferry Site Vice President Manu Sivaraman. “With more than 10,000 work activities completed during this maintenance window, we have prepared Unit 2 to continue meeting our mission of service to the Valley.”
Upgrades made during this outage included the replacement of Unit 2’s main generator to improve reliability and longevity and support TVA’s intention to extend the service life of its reactors with upcoming subsequent license renewal requests to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Browns Ferry Unit 2 is one of seven TVA nuclear reactors generating low-cost and carbon-free energy across the Valley. TVA’s nuclear fleet is the third largest in the nation, safely and reliably providing about 40 percent of all electricity used by nearly 10 million people in the Tennessee Valley.
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During the Browns Ferry Unit 2 outage, the 208-ton turbine main generator field was replaced to improve the unit’s reliability and longevity. This field, which is a turning element for the turbine, helps to create electricity and has been thoroughly overhauled and upgraded.
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