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Ginna back up to full power

Mar 14, 2018

The Ginna Nuclear Power Plant is now back up to full capacity. The plant was offline late last week because of a power problem at a transformer that was not part of Ginna, and is located  offsite.

To keep the line workers safe, Ginna was taken offline and disconnected  temporarily from the power grid.

The plant was initially brought back on line Saturday, but after a problem with an indicator for a control rod was discovered, power was reduced to 74 percent.

Ginna was brought back to full power as of Tuesday night. A spokeswoman for Exelon, the company that operates the facility, says there was no impact on electrical service to area customers.