March 09, 2010
Limerick Unit 2 Taken Offline for Maintenance
Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 reduced power and removed its generator from service at 5:38 a.m. ET Tuesday, March 9 for planned maintenance.
Pottstown, Pennsylvania – Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 reduced power and removed its generator from service at 5:38 a.m. ET Tuesday, March 9 for planned maintenance.
While Unit 2 is offline, station personnel will make repairs to the Stator Water Cooling (SWC) system on the non-nuclear side of the plant. The SWC provides cooling water to several components within the turbine generator. Limerick Generating Station is located approximately 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia. With both units at full power, the site can produce enough carbon-free electricity for 2 million homes.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately $17 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 485,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.