Register with us today

and in less than 60 seconds continue your access to:Latest news headlinesAnalytical topics and featuresCommodities videos, podcast & blogsSample market prices & dataSpecial reportsSubscriber notes & daily commodity email alerts

Already have an account?

Log in to register

Forgot Password

Please Note: Platts Market Center subscribers can only reset passwords via the Platts Market Center

Enter your Email ID below and we will send you an email with your password.

  • Email Address* Please enter email address.

If you are a premium subscriber, we are unable to send you your password for security reasons. Please contact the Client Services team.

IF you are a Platts Market Center subscriber, to reset your password go to the�Platts Market Center to reset your password.

In this list
Electric Power

Exelon's Nine Mile Point-2 in New York at reduced power for repairs

Coal | Electric Power | Natural Gas

Rally in natural gas prices, lower storage throws uncertainty into US winter power outlook

Electric Power

Platts M2MS-Power

Commodities | Electric Power

Utility Supply Chain Conference

Coal | Electric Power | Nuclear

McNamee faces calls for recusal on FERC fuel security matters

Exelon's Nine Mile Point-2 in New York at reduced power for repairs

Power at Exelon Generation's 1,362-MW Nine Mile Point-2 nuclear reactor in Scriba, New York, was reduced late Thursday from 100% of capacity "due to an air leak in an instrumentation line," plant spokeswoman Jill Lyon said in an email Friday.

Not registered?

Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience.

Register Now

The unit was operating at 52% early Friday, according to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's daily reactor status report.

Citing "competitive reasons," Lyon declined to estimate the duration of the repair work being done on the line, or when the unit would return to 100% power.

Neil Sheehan, an NRC Region I spokesman, said in an email Friday that one of two of the unit's main feedwater pumps shut automatically at about 4:40 pm EDT (2040 GMT) Thursday. This pump's shutdown, he said, "resulted in a recirculation flow runback, which in turn caused a power reduction to about 51-percent power."

"Troubleshooting has preliminarily identified the cause as an instrument air leak stemming from a 2-inch line failure that caused condensate booster pump valves to unexpectedly open," Sheehan said.

He added: "There is no current timeline for the reactor to return to full power. It will be dependent on the conclusion of troubleshooting activities and any repairs."

NRC's resident inspectors at Nine Mile Point-2, he said, "are following up on the [issue], including the response of plant operators and equipment. They have no immediate safety concerns."

--Jim Ostroff,

--Edited by Lisa Miller,