First Energy Restarts Beaver Valley Plant

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, announced it has returned Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 1 to service. The reactor was shut down in early April for refueling and maintenance.

Beaver Valley's 911-megawatt Unit 1 began producing electricity at 10:00 a.m. today. The plant, currently operating at 40 percent power, is expected to reach full power this week.

During the outage, 65 of the 157 fuel assemblies were exchanged and safety inspections were successfully conducted. In addition, numerous maintenance and improvement projects were completed to ensure continued safe and reliable operations.