May 27, 2011

 Byron Station Workers Complete Unit 2 Maintenance Outage 

 Operators at Exelon Nuclear’s Byron Generating Station returned Unit 2 to the electrical grid at 11:28 p.m. Thursday, ending a scheduled maintenance outage that began May 21. 

 

BYRON, Ill. – Operators at Exelon Nuclear’s Byron Generating Station returned Unit 2 to the electrical grid at 11:28 p.m. Thursday, ending a scheduled maintenance outage that began May 21.

“Our workforce safely replaced a pressure relief valve and completed other maintenance work on the unit that will ensure a reliable run through the hot summer period,” said site vice president Tim Tulon.

Byron Unit 1 operated at 100 percent power during the Unit 2 outage.

Byron Generating Station is in Ogle County, Ill., about 25 miles southwest of Rockford.

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Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with more than $18 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 490,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.

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