Braidwoood Station Completes Refueling Outage
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.
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.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 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 7.8 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).
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