August 06, 2014
LaSalle Station Unit 2 Offline
Exelon's LaSalle Generating Station Unit 2 automatically shut down at 5:34 p.m., after a valve on one of the station's steam lines closed
MARSEILLES, Ill. (August 5, 2014) —Exelon’s LaSalle Generating Station Unit 2 automatically shut down at 5:34 p.m., after a valve on one of the station’s steam lines closed. The plant responded as expected, safely and without incident. Operators are looking into the cause of the valve closure.
The LaSalle Unit 2 shutdown will not have an impact on electrical service to Exelon customers. LaSalle Unit 1 continues to operate at full power.
LaSalle Generating Station is located about 75 miles southwest of Chicago near Marseilles, Ill. At full power, the facility’s two generating units produce more than 2,200 megawatts around the clock, enough electricity for 2.3 million typical 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 does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with approximately 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 7.8 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).
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