San Onofre Power Plant Back in Action

After going offline during last week's electricity outage, the nuclear station reconnects to the grid.

The juice is once again flowing from San Onofre's nuclear power plant.

After shutting down during Thursday's big power outage, the plant began reconnecting to Southern California's electricity grid early Sunday, according to Southern California Edison.

Unit 2 was the first to go back online, at 8:17 a.m., ramping up to 98 percent of its capacity by Monday afternoon, according to an Edison website.

The plant's other generating station, Unit 3, returned to service Monday.

San Onofre had been offline since Thursday, when sensors detected a grid abnormality and initiated a protective shutdown, the website said. After workers reviewed and tested the system, they began reconnecting it to the grid.

Donna Gilmore September 13, 2011 at 03:02 PM
The City of San Clemente is hosting a two part public meeting on "Lessons Learned from Fukushima". Part 1 - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will present lessons learned as they apply to San Onofre. It will held Tuesday 9/27/11 6:30 pm at the Community Center (100 N. Calle Seville). Part 2 is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday 10/11/11 and will include nationally respected independent nuclear experts.
Gene Stone September 13, 2011 at 06:06 PM
Starting & shutting down the reactors are the most dangerous times, we dodged another bullet, how many more will we be able to dodge? Did Thursday blackout show us how quick and easy we will be able to evacuate in a real emergency? It did and the answer is not easily.


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