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August 11, 2020
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Penfield and Enos: Outage planning in the COVID-19 era
Energy Harbor’s Beaver Valley plant, located about 34 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pa., was one of many nuclear sites preparing for a scheduled outage as the coronavirus pandemic intensified in March. The baseline objective of any planned outage—to complete refueling on time and get back to producing power—was complicated by the need to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
While over 200 of the plant’s 850 staff members worked from home to support the outage, about 800 contractors were brought in for jobs that could only be done on-site. Nuclear News Staff Writer Susan Gallier talked with Beaver Valley Site Vice President Rod Penfield and General Plant Manager Matt Enos about the planning and communication required.
Beaver Valley can look forward to several more outages in the future, now that plans to shut down the two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors, each rated at about 960 MWe, were reversed in March. “The deactivation announcement happened in the middle of all our planning,” Enos said. “It’s a shame we haven’t had a chance to get together as a large group and celebrate that yet.”
While the focus remains on safe pandemic operations, the site now has two causes for celebration: an outage success and a long future ahead.
It's Go Time: Creating Momentum Toward Transformational Change
September 13–17, 2020
ICRS 14/RPSD 2020
Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, ICRS-14/RPSD-20 will be postponed until September 12-16, 2021. All authors will be contacted via email for further instructions.
Seattle, WA|Seattle Marriott Waterfront
February 8–11, 2021
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2021)
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
March 21–26, 2021
12th International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC XII)
Kailua-Kona, HI|Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
April 11–15, 2021
September 26–30, 2021
2021 International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2021)