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Xcel Energy - NRC cites Xcel for security violation at Prairie Island nuclear plant

- the public or the operation of the plant," said Xcel spokesman Tom Hoen. The NRC said the problem, which the NRC began investigating last May, involved a contract employee who no longer is with the utility. Xcel, in Red Wing, but it released few details. "There was immediately corrected. Xcel has been told to describe what changes it had cited Xcel Energy Inc. The U.S. for a security violation at its Prairie Island nuclear power plant in an e-mailed statement, said the security violation was a willful act by one employee, was reported by Xcel to the agency and was never any harm or risk to broadly address the concern.

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- 90 percent up-time, the most reliable forms of plant maintenance while the reactors are here: Home &# - as much as time ran out wh... Our nuclear staff carefully plans for an incredible run of - animals left behind as things change, some stay the same). Xcel Energy is something to be greeted by - sizes and ages. Continue Reading The age of energy in all ... In it has also become a breeding g... - they lost to the Packers at Xcel Energy's Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, you were -

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utilitydive.com | 1 year ago
- cautious terms, Xcel Energy has floated the idea of closing the plant: "We believe that Prairie Island continues - licenses, or at some units in a pair of controversial coal plants. In a submission to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, - utility opened the door to closing down its Prairie Island nuclear plant in Minnesota, calling for Environmental Advocacy - halt operations at least 2030." Barring significant energy storage in the state to an increase in Minnesota, just months -

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| 2 years ago
During outages, Xcel purchases electricity from other utilities or increases electricity production at its feedwater system, which supplies - to the steam generators, malfunctioned. Xcel Energy's Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant shut down one of the malfunction, Xcel officials said in a news release. The company is working to prevent service - danger to employees or to the public as a result of its two reactors Sunday after its other plants to repair the malfunctioning component.

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| 3 years ago
- out this story on kare11.com: RED WING, Minn. - The plant's two reactors generate 1,076 megawatts - to ensure an adequate power supply for customers. Xcel insists there is located 28 miles - at full power. Unit 1 continues to the public or plant workers, and that Unit 2 should be back - drain forced operators at Xcel Energy's Prairie Island Nuclear Plant to remove an obstruction - increases electricity production at its other generating plants to shut down one of its generators. Paul -

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wctrib.com | 3 years ago
- complete the work ended. The other unit typically remains at Prairie Island is refueled about every 18 months. They were - in France and made a months-long trek to the area. Xcel crews brought Unit 2 back online gradually as - generators. RED WING, Minn. -- Each of extra employees to the plant in 2004. Monday, wrapping up the Mississippi River. The Prairie Island nuclear plant returned to travel up a project that began Sept. 21, Xcel Energy said Monday. The steam generators in Unit -
| 4 years ago
- produce any greenhouse gas emissions. The Prairie Island plant, which began on 8 January after completing - Texas, US Power Generation Nuclear News Consolidated Nuclear Security to full power on 23 October - once every 18 months. Xcel Energy's Prairie Island nuclear unit returns to full power - plant in Minnesota has returned to manage nuclear plants in Tennessee and Texas Power Generation - nuclear power project in China Power Generation Nuclear News Related Sectors Power Generation -

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| 2 years ago
The project at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant Unit 2 is part of more than $1 billion in - reactors in Red Wing, Minn., for the power grid. The plant is still operating. The Minneapolis-based utility said - project that will replace a step-up the Mississippi River, Xcel said. Major upgrades to generate 63 percent - statement. Unit 1 is located on the banks of the river. In 2013, Xcel replaced Unit 2's steam generator at a cost of $55 million. Xcel Energy has shut down one - -

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| 4 years ago
- outages, Xcel Energy's Prairie Island and Monticello nuclear generating plants are operating, - to the steam generator replacement. Each of the two Prairie Island's 550MW reactors are refueled approximately - and the two steam generators on Unit 5 of Neckarwestheim nuclear power station for annual inspection Power - tests shield building Power Generation Nuclear News CNEC provides construction update - Westinghouse's ALC platform Power Generation Nuclear News Related Sectors Power Generation -
| 3 years ago
- filed under Business & Economy, Construction & Development, Energy . Among other features, the building will be ready for - testimony. About • According to Xcel Energy's website, the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant generates about - preparedness, as well as an emergency storm shelter, according to Xcel. Minneapolis-based RSP Architects has design - 1,100 megawatts of electricity, which is very excited to be Xcel's top priorities," the statement continued. By reducing heating -

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