STP Unit 2 returns to service
April 23, 2013 –The South Texas Project (STP) Unit 2 reactor is back online and operating at full power after an extended forced outage. The unit returned to 100 percent power Tuesday, April 23.
STP Unit 1 sets operational run record
October 22, 2012 - After establishing a record operational run, the South Texas Project safely started a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage of Unit 1 over the weekend.
Dennis Koehl selected as STPNOC CEO/CNO
August 28, 2012 - Dennis Koehl has been selected as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer of STP Nuclear Operating Company.
STP Leads Nation for Eighth Consecutive Year
The South Texas Project produced more electricity in 2011 than any other two-unit nuclear power facility in the nation. This marks the eighth consecutive year that STP has been the top producer in the U.S. In 2011, STP finished second worldwide in two-unit production.
Statement from STP CEO Ed Halpin
Wadsworth, Texas - March 19, 2011 - Progress continues to be made to restore cooling water to the reactors and fuel pools at the Fukushima Daiichi facility. At STP, we are working closely with the U.S. nuclear industry to provide continuing expertise and assistance to the Japanese. Download
STP's Ongoing Commitment to Safety
Wadsworth, Texas –March 16, 2011 –The South Texas Project continues to closely watch the issues unfolding at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station. The company is working with the U.S. nuclear industry to provide assistance and support. Download
STP Monitoring Events in Japan
Wadsworth, Texas –March 15, 2011 –The South Texas Project is closely monitoring the events in Japan at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Download
STP Leads Industry for Seventh Straight Year
Wadsworth, Texas - March 8, 2011 - The South Texas Project produced more electricity in 2010 than any other two-unit nuclear power facility in the nation. This marks the seventh consecutive year that STP has been the top producer in the U.S. For the past five years, STP also has led all other two-unit facilities in the world in production.
STP Seeks NRC Approval to Renew Operating Licenses
Wadsworth, Texas - Oct. 28, 2010 - STP Nuclear Operating Company has filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to extend the operating licenses of its two-unit facility an additional 20 years. Download
STP Honored as one of America's Safest Companies
Wadsworth, Texas - Oct. 4, 2010 - The South Texas Project was honored today as one of 12 companies nationally to be named to the 2010 list of America’s Safest Companies. Download
TEPCO Partners in STP Expansion
Princeton, New Jersey - May 10, 2010 - The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TEPCO) is now a partner in the two new nuclear units at the South Texas Project. Download
STP Unit 2 Returns to Service After Safe, Successful Outage
Wadsworth, Texas - May 6, 2010 - Applying more than 550 lessons learned from a similar outage last fall, STP Nuclear Operating Company safely and successfully refueled Unit 2 and replaced the reactor's vessel head. Download
STP Begins Outage, Achieves Safety Milestone
Wadsworth, Texas - March 29, 2010 - The South Texas Project has safely started a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage for Unit 2 and also achieved another significant milestone. The two-unit facility - one of the nation's largest nuclear power plants - has surpassed 10 million labor-hours without a lost-time or restricted-duty accident. Download
STP Leads Industry Again
Wadsworth, Texas - March 23, 2010 - The South Texas Project produced more electricity in 2009 than any other two-unit nuclear power facility in the nation, and has been the top producer for six consecutive years. Download
STPNOC Board Elects Ed Halpin Chairman
Wadsworth, Texas - Dec. 9, 2009 - The STP Nuclear Operating Company Board of Directors today elected Edward D. Halpin as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer and its Chairman of the Board. Halpin replaces James J. "Joe" Sheppard, whose retirement became effective today. Download
STP Sets U.S. Industry Record
Wadsworth, Texas - Oct. 1, 2009 - The The South Texas Project established a U.S. nuclear power industry record Wednesday, by operating a unit continuously between refuelings for a fifth consecutive time. The plant shut down its Unit 1 reactor late yesterday for refueling and maintenance. Download
STP Reaches Two-Year Safety Milestone
Wadsworth, Texas - Aug. 21, 2009 - The STP Nuclear Operating Company today reached another significant safety milestone. The two-unit facility, one of the nation’s largest nuclear power plants, has operated the past two years without a restricted-duty or lost-time injury among its approximately 1,200 employees. Download