CATAWBA NUCLEAR STATION SETS COMPANY RECORD
YORK, S.C. – Catawba Nuclear Station, operated by Duke Power, set a company reliability record operating unit 2 for 531 continuous days. The record ended Sept. 11 when the unit was taken off line for a planned maintenance and refueling outage. During this period, Catawba generated more than 14.7 billion kilowatt-hours, enough to supply electricity to more than 1 million households.
"This record reflects the skills and professionalism of the entire Catawba team,” said Dhiaa Jamil, Duke Power vice president, Catawba Nuclear Station. "We are committed to providing safe, reliable electricity to the
Earlier this year, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recognized Catawba for its safe operations during the station’s annual performance assessment. “At Catawba, and in the nuclear industry, excellence in operations is an expectation,” Jamil added. “The safety of our neighbors and employees is, and always will be, our top priority. We, along with our regulators and neighbors, will settle for nothing less.”
Duke Power's efficient nuclear operations are a key reason why the company's power plant fuel costs are among the lowest in the Southeast. These savings are realized by customers annually in fuel proceedings before the North Carolina Utilities Commission and the Public Service Commission of South Carolina.
Catawba Nuclear Station is a two-unit power plant located on
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