Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 2 back on duty for summer heat

SPRING CITY, Tennessee (WDEF) – TVA has one of its biggest tools back in the game to cope with summer heat demands.

Unit 2 at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant is back online after a scheduled refueling.

The project also replaced four steam generators.

The team loaded 88 new fuel assemblies in the process.

Unit Two has been down for four months during the work.

TVA officials say the work will keep Unit 2 producing electricity for decades to come.

The Unit produces enough power to supply 650,000 homes.

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