Pilgrim Station back on line

Pilgrim Station reconnected to the grid on Wednesday, January 10 at 6:23 p.m., restoring generation after last week’s winter storm damaged an offsite transmission line owned by Eversource, according to a statement released by the company.

Station operators  shut down Pilgrim on January 4 following the loss of one of the two offsite 345-kilovolt Eversource-owned transmission lines to which the plant feeds its power.  The line fault occurred approximately 25 miles away from Pilgrim Station. As a conservative measure, per Pilgrim procedure, when one  line is lost during a storm, operators manually shut down the reactor, according to the statement.

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