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Beryl Response

STP's Beryl Response

July 8, 2024

Both units at the South Texas Project (STP) nuclear power facility are safely operating at full power and have remained online as Beryl moved through the area earlier today.  

While the storm’s path brought it ashore near the plant site in Matagorda County, sustained winds at the plant did not exceed 55 miles per hour and STP’s storm crews were able to maintain safe operations throughout the storm. STP operates under well-defined Nuclear Regulatory Commission guidelines and if sustained winds onsite exceed 74 miles per hour, operators must  take steps to safely shut down the units. A storm crew of approximately 225 employees was assembled and sequestered onsite in preparation for the storm. 

STP maintains a comprehensive and integrated emergency response plan that is closely coordinated with local, state, and federal officials. We entered our Severe Weather Plan, completed extensive site preparations and continuously monitored weather conditions.

“The safety of our employees and neighbors in the local communities is our primary responsibility,” said STP Site Vice President Jason Tomlinson. “STP’s continued commitment is to put safety first in every action we take. Our team has done an amazing job in preparing for this storm and we were able to fulfill our purpose of providing power for Texas.”

“We are proud of our team and the excellent job they’ve done in preparing for this storm and keeping our plant operating safely and reliably throughout it,” Tomlinson added.

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