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TVA To Release Update on Watts Bar Nuclear Reactor 2

April 30, 2014



The Tennessee Valley Authority will release its seventh quarterly update on the progress of the Watts Bar 2 nuclear reactor project, covering November 2013 to January 2014. Media will be provided a brief update and a question and answer session via teleconference.


Mike Skaggs, TVA senior vice president for Watts Bar Operations and Construction


Friday, May 2, 2014, 10 a.m. EDT, 9 a.m. CDT


Conference Line: 423-751-7777
Code: 865-632-2911


The Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 2 reactor is on schedule to become the first NEW nuclear generation of the 21st century. Targeted to begin commercial operation between December 2015 and June 2016, the reactor will be the nation’s first “new” nuclear power in nearly 20 years. Watts Bar Unit 1 was the last nuclear reactor to begin commercial operation in the U.S.

Significant milestones have been met over the past 2 years on the project, while staying on schedule and on budget. As a result, a critical testing phase – open vessel testing – has begun ahead of schedule.


Media Contact

Jim Hopson, Knoxville, 865-632-8860
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000
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