AmerenUE’s Callaway Nuclear Plant has achieved its first so-called "breaker-to-breaker run" after operating for 520 days without going out of service, according to a statement released by the St. Louis-based utility.Welcome to the club.
A breaker-to-breaker run is when a plant operates from one refueling to the next without going out of service. The plant is refueled every 18 months and must go offline during refueling.
The 1,190-megawatt plant generated 16 million megawatt hours of electricity - enough to power on average more than 857,000 households.
Power Engineering E-Newsletter 5/22
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