VA Nuke Plant Suffers Transformer Trip From Hurricane Michael

12 10 2018

Appropriately it is a stone’s throw from the NRC in Surry, VA. (MAP)

NRC REPORT

ACTUATION OF EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR DUE TO TRANSFORMER TRIP

On 10/11/18 at 2304, with both Surry Units at 100% power, the ‘A’ Reserve Station Service Transformer (RSST) tripped on a pilot wire lockout. This resulted in electrical isolation of the ‘A’ RSST, the ‘D’ Transfer Bus and the Unit 1 ‘J’ Emergency Bus. The #3 Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) started and loaded on the Emergency Bus, as designed. Operations entered the appropriate Abnormal Procedures and stabilized the unit. All equipment operated as expected during the event.

A report of a flash at the ‘A’ RSST was received (at approximately the time of the initiating event) but there were no reports of visible damage, smoke or fire from the RSST or any associated breakers on subsequent investigation. The #3 EDG is running with normal parameters.

“There was heavy wind/rain in the area associated with Tropical Storm Michael.” (more)

Surry Power Station – archived webpage

Virginia power outage map

Dominion energy company has almost half a million customers out of power today from the storm.

AP – Tropical Storm Michael has sped off toward the Atlantic Ocean, but there will be nothing quick about Florida’s recovery from the hurricane. The storm also  brought flash flooding and damage to hurricane-weary parts of the Carolinas and Virginia. [PHOTOS]

See alsoBungling Gov. Agencies Respond to Hurricane Florence – UPDATED … everything in that post applies to Virginia as well.

 

 

 

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