April 02, 2014
Quad Cities Generating Station Terminates Alert
Exelon operators terminated an alert at 9:32 p.m. CDT for Quad Cities Generating Station Unit 2.
CORDOVA, Ill. – Exelon operators terminated an alert at 9:32 p.m. CDT for Quad Cities Generating Station Unit 2.
Station operators declared the alert at 1:40 p.m. CDT due to smoke observed in one of the plant’s electrical systems. The smoke occurred when a pipe released water onto an electrical system, causing an electrical fault. The plant remains stable and Unit 1 continues to operate.
The facility’s equipment operated as expected in response to the event. There was no impact to public health or safety or to plant personnel.
Quad Cities Unit 2 was returning to service from a maintenance outage when the event occurred.
An alert is the second lowest of four emergency classifications established by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Quad Cities Station is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Moline, Ill. With both units running at full power, Quad Cities generates enough electricity to power approximately 1 million average American 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).