The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently granted permission to restart the power station, which was shut down when a 5.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in the US East Coast on 23 August.

The company said it will first bring the facility’s Unit 1 on line and then begin the restart process for the second unit once the first unit resumes normal operations.

Dominion Nuclear president and chief nuclear officer David Heacock said the power station suffered no functional damage from the quake and is ready to resume generating clean, low-cost energy safely.