Braidwood Unit 2 Returns to Service
Operators at Exelon’s Braidwood Generating Station returned Unit 2 to full power at approximately 11:30 a.m. CT on Sunday, July 7.
BRACEVILLE, Ill. – Operators at Exelon’s Braidwood Generating Station returned Unit 2 to full power at approximately 11:30 a.m. CT on Sunday, July 7.
The unit was returned to service on Friday, July 5, following planned maintenance on a pair of water pumps. This type of maintenance can only be performed when the unit is not operating.
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 at full power – enough electricity to power more than 2 million typical homes.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2012 revenues of approximately $23.5 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 6.6 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).