BRACEVILLE, Ill. - Operators returned Braidwood Generating Station Unit 2 to full power today, marking the end of the unit's scheduled refueling outage that began May 3.
More than 2,000 Exelon employees and highly skilled contractors performed more than 10,000 carefully choreographed activities during the outage. These activities included numerous safety inspections and equipment tests, along with plant refurbishments and improvements.
"The work performed during the refueling outage will ensure our ability to provide safe, clean and reliable electricity during the hot summer months and beyond," said Braidwood Site Vice President Mark Kanavos.
Braidwood Station Unit 1 continued to operate at full power during the Unit 2 outage.
Braidwood Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago and can produce more than 2,300 megawatts of carbon free electricity - enough to power more than 2 million typical homes.