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Thunder Mountain Power Plant has failed. Repair its systems and get the power back on.

Event: Powering Up Thunder Mountain is an event quest in Fallout 76.


Players have the opportunity to repair the Thunder Mountain plant found in West Virginia, requiring basic repairs to the reactor, generator, and cooling system. Doing so will restore power to a part of the region, activating power boxes at the plant (supplying 400 units of power to C.A.M.P.s and settlements) and at substations (100 per box). Otherwise, the boxes supply only 10 power.


This quest is a timed quest, with one hour being granted to complete it.

  • The event is the same as at the other power plants, but the location of the areas differ. In general, players need to locate three areas: The cooling towers, turbine hall, and reactor room, and find the damaged components: Pipes spewing steam, sparking consoles, and damaged, grinding machinery. The damaged spots only need to be interacted with in order to be repaired, they do not need any materials. Once 50% of the repairs are done, the event will activate markers that help find the rest of the damaged component.
  • Although the power plant can be activated once basic repairs are complete, finishing the job by repairing all the damaged areas will greatly increase the experience and caps reward received at the completion of the quest and provide +20% items at the conclusion (this isn't required to receive the generator plans; generator plans are always rewarded as long as the player does not already know the recipe).
  • Thunder Mountain will be crawling with high-level Scorched both inside and outside the plant, so care must be taken to eliminate them before they can interfere with the repairs to the plant's vital systems.
  • When repairing the turbine hall, a couple of the consoles necessary to fully complete repairs are located outside on the roof of the building instead of inside the plant.

Quest stages

StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? Repair {Power Plant Location}{Power Plant Location} has shut down. If we want to get the power back on, we need to repair the plant's broken pipes and machinery.
? Make basic repairs to the Cooling System
? (Optional) Fully repair the Cooling System
? Make basic repairs to the Generator System
? (Optional) Fully repair the Generator System
? Make basic repairs to the Reactor System
? (Optional) Fully repair the Reactor System
? (Optional) Finish repairs to {Power Plant Location}<Alias=PowerPlantShortNameLocation> has shut down. There's still some damage, but we've repaired enough of the plant's broken pipes and machinery that we should be able to restart it now.
? Restart {Power Plant Location}{Power Plant Location} has shut down. We've repaired the plant's systems, so all we need to do now is restart it.
?Quest finished(Quest completed)We were able to repair and restart {Power Plant Location}, which is now supplying power to the region.

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