April 27, 2009
Dresden Unit 3 Back Online Following Weekend Maintenance
Operators at Dresden Generating Station placed Unit 3 back online at 10:42 a.m. yesterday following the completion of planned maintenance work.
MORRIS, Ill. (April 27, 2009) - Operators at Dresden Generating Station placed Unit 3 back online at 10:42 a.m. yesterday following the completion of planned maintenance work.
“This maintenance, which involved replacing a valve, was a proactive measure to help ensure that the unit will continue to provide safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly electricity through the summer and beyond,” said Tim Hanley, Dresden site vice president.
Dresden Unit 2 continued to supply electricity while Unit 3 was offline.
Dresden Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station’s two operating units can produce more than 1,700 megawatts net of electricity per hour. Dresden Unit 1, which began commercial operation in 1960 and was retired in 1978, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society.
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