January 21, 2009
Peach Bottom Unit 3 Safely Taken Off-Line
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station operators safely took the Unit 3 generator off-line on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 4:00 a.m. EST to replace a main power transformer.
DELTA, PA (Jan. 21, 2009) - Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station operators safely took the Unit 3 generator off-line on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 4:00 a.m. EST to replace a main power transformer.
Replacement of the transformer is needed to ensure electricity generated by the plant is delivered reliably. The power transformer is one of three needed to transfer electricity from the plant to the power grid.
Unit 2 continues to operate at full power.
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station is located on the west bank of the Conowingo Pond (Susquehanna River) in York County. Units 2 and 3 are boiling water reactors. Unit 2 is capable of generating approximately 1,138 net megawatts and Unit 3 is capable of generating approximately 1,140 net megawatts.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately $19 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 Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 480,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.