Dominion Va. North Anna 2 reactor up to 98 pct

NEW YORK, May 3 (BestGrowthStock) – Dominion Resources Inc’s (D.N: ) 903-megawatt
Unit 2 at the North Anna nuclear power station in Virginia ramped up to 98
percent by early Monday from 70 percent early Friday after exiting an
outage, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a report.

The unit shut on shut on April 27 due to a generator lockout as it was
ramping up after exiting a refueling earlier in the week.

It shut for the refuel by March 22.

When the unit shut for the refuel, the company said workers would
replace a third of the fuel and install new high- and low-pressure
turbines, among other things.

In addition, workers would implement technologies to increase the
reactor’s output by 1.6 percent by more accurately measuring the flow of
feedwater used in steam production. The steam is used to turn the
turbine-generator to make electricity.

The company said the combination of increasing reactor power and the
installation of new turbines would result in the production of more than 50
additional megawatts.

It last shut for refueling from about Sept. 14 to Nov. 13, 2008, and is
on an 18-month refueling cycle.

North Anna station is located in Mineral Louisa County about 50 miles
(80 km) northwest of Richmond, the state capital.

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(Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by John Picinich)

Dominion Va. North Anna 2 reactor up to 98 pct