Learn About Nuclear Energy, Plant Operations and Braidwood Station at Community Open House
Ever wonder how nuclear power is generated or what happens inside a nuclear power plant control room? Attend Braidwood Generating Station’s Community Open House to find the answers to these questions and many more.
BRACEVILLE, Ill. – Ever wonder how nuclear power is generated or what happens inside a nuclear power plant control room? Attend Braidwood Generating Station’s Community Open House to find the answers to these questions and many more.
The free event will take place Thursday, April 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Exelon’s Services and Training Center at 36400 S. Essex Road in Wilmington, Ill.
Employees will be on hand to talk with visitors about station operations and enhancements made at the station following the events at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan. Visitors can tour the plant’s main control room simulator used to train reactor operators. An update on Braidwood Station’s license renewal and tritium remediation projects will be provided.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Neutron, the Braidwood Police Department’s crime fighting dog. Neutron will give demonstrations throughout the evening.
Informational handouts and refreshments will be provided.
“We look forward to hosting this event every year,” said Braidwood Site Vice President Dan Enright. “This is a great opportunity for our neighbors to learn about nuclear power operation, and see how we generate clean and reliable power.”
Braidwood Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station’s two nuclear energy units can produce a total of more than 2,300 megawatts, which is enough electricity to power more than 2 million homes.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2012 revenues of approximately $23.5 billion. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to more than 6.6 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).