April 02, 2014
Alert Declared at Quad Cities Generating Station
Operators at Quad Cities Generating Station declared an “Alert” at 1:40 p.m. CT today, after smoke was observed in one of the plant’s electrical systems.
CORDOVA, Ill. - Operators at Quad Cities Generating Station declared an “Alert” at 1:40 p.m. CT today, after smoke was observed in one of the plant’s electrical systems.
The station is in the process of evaluating exiting the Alert status.
The plant is stable and is shutdown. There is no impact to public health or safety or to plant personnel. Exelon’s technical experts are looking into the cause of the smoke.
Quad Cities Unit 2 was removed from service on Monday, March 31 to replace a valve on the control rod drive system. The unit was in the start-up process when the event occurred.
Unit 1 remains at full power.
Exelon notified local, state, and federal officials of the event.
An Alert is the second lowest of four emergency classifications established by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Quad Cities Station is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Moline, Ill. The plant produces more than 1800 megawatts of carbon-free electricity, enough to power over one million homes.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 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 more than 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).