Brief Power Outage at SONGS
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station experienced a 44-minute power outage this evening. Plant operators followed our processes and procedures and we continue to restore power to plant systems. The outage began at 5:05 p.m.
Plant equipment responded as designed and at no time was there any public impact.
“These are situations we train for and the team responded accordingly, with the priority on safety,” said Doug Bauder, SCE vice president and chief nuclear officer. “We will continue monitoring systems per our procedures as we re-energize equipment throughout the plant.”
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Region IV office was notified. The cause of the outage, which involved transmission lines feeding the site, has not yet been determined.
(Posted Jan. 29, 2020)