Both Braidwood Station Units Back in Service
Braidwood Unit 2 was placed back in service at 6:13 p.m. Sunday evening, meaning both units at Braidwood Station are online and making electricity for its customers.
Braceville, Illinois - Braidwood Unit 2 was placed back in service at 6:13 p.m. Sunday evening, meaning both units at Braidwood Station are online and making electricity for its customers.
Unit 2 automatically shut down on Monday, August 16 due to a main generator fault. The fault was attributed to an electrical ground in the Unit 2 electrical bus.
Braidwood Unit 1 was placed back in service at 3:57 a.m. Saturday. The unit automatically shutdown on Monday, August 16 after water came in contact with an electrical bus causing the system to de-energize.
“I want to thank our employees for their hard work in getting both units back in service,” Braidwood Station Site Vice President Amir Shahkarami said.
Braidwood Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station’s two nuclear energy units can produce a total of more than 2,300 megawatts net at full power - enough electricity to power more than 2 million homes.
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