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Ariz. 1,270-MW Palo Verde 2 nuke trips off line SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 (Reuters) - The 1,270-megawatt (MW) Unit 2 at the Palo Verde nuclear plant in Arizona tripped off line on Friday following an equipment problem involving steam to the unit's main turbine, operator Arizona Public Service (APS) said.

``While all of the equipment operated normally during the shutdown, the details are being investigated and it is expected that the unit will return to service early next week,'' the company said in a statement, adding they had ``adequate supply to meet customer needs.''

Meanwhile, the adjacent units 1 and 3, both rated at 1,270 megawatts, continued to run at full power, APS said.

Arizona Public Service, a unit of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE:PNW - news), has a 29.1 percent stake in the plant.

Other part owners of the Palo Verde nuclear generating facility include Salt River Project (17.5 percent), Southern California Edison (NYSE:EIX - news) (15.8), El Paso Electric (AMEX:EE - news) (15.8), Public Service Co of New Mexico (NYSE:PNM - news) (10.2), Southern California Public Power Authority (5.9) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (5.7).

Personal Note: Its a good thing today isn't very hot or that could have caused some problems.

-- Guy Daley (, July 13, 2001

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