March 26, 2009
Braidwood Police Improve Radio Capabilities Thanks to Braidwood Station
Exelon Nuclear's Braidwood Generating Station is donating $10,000 to the Braidwood Police Department for the purchase of new portable radios.
BRACEVILLE, Ill. (March 26, 2009) - Exelon Nuclear's Braidwood Generating Station is donating $10,000 to the Braidwood Police Department for the purchase of new portable radios.
City of Braidwood acting police chief Brandon Myers said the new radios are necessary because of a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) change that requires a switch to a more narrow band radio.
"This donation will help us comply with new FCC rules without having to find money in the city's already tightened budget," Myers said. "We are grateful for Exelon's continued support of our community."
Braidwood Station Site Vice President Bryan Hanson said the plant works closely with many of the area's emergency responders. Making sure they have the proper equipment is important for the community as well as the generating station.
"We are pleased to make this donation to the Braidwood police," Hanson said. "The Braidwood police provide an important service to our station as well as the surrounding communities."
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 two million homes.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. 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 485,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.