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November 23, 2021

Perry 1, US

By Carmen

Perry 1 is a 1,303MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Perry Nuclear Generating Station. It is located in Ohio, the US. The nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in Oct, 1974. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Dec, 1986. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Nov, 1987.

PID Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Main Contractor
826 Nuclear 1,303 1,303 Active Ohio, the US GE Power


Perry 1 is a Generation II nuclear reactor developed by GE Power, the main contractor for the project.

The 1,303MW reactor is owned and operated by Energy Harbor. The company has a stake of 100%.

The BWR reactor generates 9,173.1GWh/annum of electricity. It features 748 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released. Safety contol rods that are used to control the fission rate in the reactor are 12 in number.

Development Status

The reactor construction commenced in Oct, 1974 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Nov, 1987.

Contractors Involved

GE Power was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. The company provided 1 steam turbine for the project. Gilbert Associates was selected as an architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system was supplied by GE Power. The reactor vessel have been supplied by GE Power and McDermott International. The material used for the construction of the vessel is Alloyed Steel (Low Alloy St). The civil works were carried out by The Cleveland Electric Illuminating.

About GE Power

GE Power (GEP), formerly GE Energy, a business division of the General Electric Company, is a provider of power generation and water processing products and related services. The company product portfolio includes aero derivative and heavy-duty gas turbine systems, generators, boilers, steam turbines, air quality control systems, gas engines, reactors and water treatment, waste water treatment and process system solutions, among others. GEP offers products and technologies for generating electricity from various sources such as oil, gas, nuclear, coal, mining, diesel and water. The company also offers services for maintenance, service and upgrade of power plants; solutions for water treatment, wastewater treatment and process systems; services for distributed power generation; and support services for boiling water reactors. It caters its products and services to independent power producers and other industrial customers. GEP is headquartered in Schenectady, New York, the US


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