On 1 September, the Unit 1 was temporarily shut down for inspections of the low-pressure turbine blades. All the planned inspections were completed and the unit resumed generation.

Limerick site vice president Tom Dougherty said the station personnel executed the outage effectively and safely.

"These inspections are part of our commitment to operate Limerick at the highest level of safety and efficiency," Dougherty added.

Most recently, the Unit 2 was temporarily closed down to replace a valve on the nuclear plant’s steam piping system.

At their full capacity, both units of Limerick Generating Station produce enough carbon-free electricity for about two million homes.