Braidwood Unit 1 Automatically Shuts Down
Braidwood Generating Station Unit 1 automatically shut down at 5:04 p.m. CT today, when the unit's turbine tripped offline.
BRAIDWOOD, ILL - Braidwood Generating Station Unit 1 automatically shut down at 5:04 p.m. CT today, when the unit’s turbine tripped offline.
Although the cause of the shutdown is under investigation, initial indications point to a fault on a plant instrumentation system component.
The plant responded as designed, safely and without incident. There was no steam release associated with the shutdown nor was there any risk to the public.
The Braidwood Unit 1 shutdown will not have an impact on electrical service to Exelon customers. Braidwood Unit 2 continues to operate at full power.
Braidwood Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. With both units running at full power, Braidwood generates enough electricity to power more than 2 million average American homes.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with more than $17 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 486,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.