The unit was damaged along with Unit 2 in an explosion April 4. As reported in the May 3 edition of The Daily Tribune News, the explosion was caused by workers not complying with company procedures and not communicating properly.
“Unit 2 was already off-line and was being prepared for maintenance,” said Georgia Power spokesman John Craft in May. “A multi-step procedure to purge hydrogen from the generator was underway, but the process used didn’t comply with procedures and there was a communication breakdown.”
As reported, the mistake caused the combustible mix of hydrogen and air inside the generator to explode, injuring three people and shuttering the two units.
No details as to the specific damage inside Unit 2 were available. Similarly, Georgia Power declined to give an estimate as to when Unit 2 would be back online.