October 08, 2009
Byron Station Workers Complete Unit 1 Refueling Outage
Operators at Exelon Nuclear’s Byron Generating Station returned Unit 1 to the electrical grid today, ending a scheduled refueling outage that began Sept. 13.
BYRON, IL (Oct. 8, 2009) Operators at Exelon Nuclear’s Byron Generating Station returned Unit 1 to the electrical grid today, ending a scheduled refueling outage that began Sept. 13.
“We were able to safely complete a large amount of work that will ensure the safe, reliable production of environmentally-friendly electricity for the next operating cycle,” said site vice president Dan Enright. “I applaud the Exelon team and contract crew for their quality performance and commitment to safety.”
In addition to refueling the reactor, workers performed extensive inspections, testing and maintenance on a wide range of components and equipment.
Byron Unit 2 operated at 100 percent power during the Unit 1 outage.
Byron Generating Station is in Ogle County, Ill., about 25 miles southwest of Rockford.
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 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.