Dec 12, 2021

Power reduced at Fermi 2 ahead of refueling outage

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DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in Newport is gradually reducing its power level in anticipation of its next refueling outage.

DTE Nuclear Communications Supervisor Stephen Tait said in a statement to the Monroe News that operators “will allow our plant to slowly and safely reduce in power level, an action called a ‘coast down,’ until the start of the refueling outage, which is scheduled for February 2022.”

Fermi 2, which is nearing the end of its 21st operating cycle, operated at 93 percent power Thursday.

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