Watts Bar Nuclear Unit 2 Generates Electricity

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jun 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-04 18:55:32-04

For the first time, Watts Bar Nuclear Unit Two generated electricity.

The Tennessee Valley Authority said this has been another major step in fully integrating Watts Bar as the seventh operating unit in its nuclear fleet.

The next step is full-plant testing of systems and controls and increasing reactor power levels up to 100 percent power.

These tests will be repeated multiple times to ensure the plant operates safely as designed.