Oyster Creek Generating Station resumed full power operations at 6:50 a.m. today following modifications to an electrical monitoring system. The unit automatically shut down on Thursday, May 7, when monitors detected an electrical disturbance on the non-nuclear side of the plant.
The monitoring system was modified, inspected and tested before operators returned the unit to service. Residential energy supply was not affected by the brief outage.
Oyster Creek is about 60 miles east of Philadelphia in Ocean County, New Jersey. The plant produces 636 net megawatts of electricity at full power, enough electricity to supply 600,000 typical homes, the equivalent to all homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined. In addition, plant workers, through their payrolls, are responsible for more than $69 million injected directly into New Jersey’s economy.