October 15, 2009

 LaSalle Station Unit 2 Returns To Service Following Maintenance 

 Operators at Exelon Nuclear’s LaSalle County Generating Station returned Unit 2 to service at 11:09 a.m. CT today after repairing a valve that is used to remove moisture from the main steam system. 

 

Marseilles, Ill. (Oct. 15, 2009) – Operators at Exelon Nuclear’s LaSalle County Generating Station returned Unit 2 to service at 11:09 a.m. CT today after repairing a valve that is used to remove moisture from the main steam system.

The station had been taken off-line Monday, Oct. 12. Plant personnel completed the required repair and performed additional preventive maintenance activities while the unit was offline.

LaSalle County Generating Station is located approximately 75 miles southwest of Chicago.  With both units at full power, the site produces more than 2,200 megawatts net, which is enough electricity for 2.3 million homes.

 

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Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately $19 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 485,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.

 

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