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Peach Bottom's Annual Refueling Outage Powers the Local EconomyPeach Bottom's Annual Refueling Outage Powers the Local Economy<p><strong>DELTA, Pa.</strong> — Operators at Exelon Generation’s Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station removed the Unit 2 reactor from service just after midnight on Sunday to begin a planned refueling outage. The shutdown marks the end of 702 consecutive days of carbon-free energy generation.</p><p>Refueling outages allow workers to perform detailed inspections, equipment upgrades and maintenance that cannot be completed while the unit is online. Workers will replace about one-third of the reactor’s fuel and perform thousands of inspections and maintenance activities. Peach Bottom Unit 3 will continue to operate during the Unit 2 outage.</p><p>“The refueling and maintenance activities underway now will help ensure that we can meet the region's energy demands during the cold winter months ahead,” said Peach Bottom Site Vice President Pat Navin. "Our talented workforce takes pride in operating at world-class levels of operational excellence and providing safe, reliable energy for more than 2.25 million homes and businesses."</p><p>To support the outage, more than 1,600 skilled tradespeople will converge on Delta, Pa. to support refueling and maintenance activities. For several weeks, they will fill nearby hotels to capacity and bolster local businesses.</p><p>“During Peach Bottom’s outage, when more than a thousand people come into the area, it really helps drive our local economy,” said Sal Ferranti, owner of Delta Pizza and DP Lounge. “Exelon is a fantastic member of our local community, and we love to do business with them because of their character and the support they provide to local organizations.”</p><p>Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station is a dual-unit nuclear power plant located on the west bank of the Conowingo Pond (Susquehanna River) in York County, Pa. The station’s two boiling water reactors are capable of powering more than 2.25 million homes and businesses. Both reactors began commercial operation in 1974.<br></p> 2:00:00 PM
Braidwood Station Refueling Outage Benefits Regional EconomyBraidwood Station Refueling Outage Benefits Regional Economy<p><strong>BRACEVILLE, Ill. </strong>— Operators at Exelon Generation’s Braidwood Station removed Unit 2 from service early Monday morning, beginning a planned refueling outage at the nuclear power plant that will bring more than 1,200 additional workers to the region. Maintenance activities, inspections and upgrades completed during the outage will help Braidwood deliver zero-carbon, reliable energy for another 18-month cycle.</p><p> “We invest heavily in maintenance and equipment upgrades each year to ensure Braidwood Station continues to operate at world-class levels of safety and operational excellence,” said Braidwood Site Vice President Marri Marchionda-Palmer. “The work completed in this outage will help ensure that Unit 2 remains online during the cold winter months ahead, when people need us most.”  </p><p>Electricians, pipe fitters, welders, carpenters, laborers and other trades people are onsite to perform thousands of inspections, tests, maintenance activities, equipment upgrades and modifications that cannot be done while the unit is online, including replacing nearly one-third of the reactor’s fuel.</p><p>Workers come from all over Illinois and the U.S. for the Exelon Generation outages, staying in local hotels and patronizing local businesses. Braidwood’s refueling and maintenance outage will bring 1,200 temporary jobs to the area, which will give local retailers a boost to their bottom lines.</p><p>Local business owners are already seeing more traffic. Bob Jones, owner of Jones-Eez Bar-B-Q in Braidwood, began special hours for his restaurant during the outage, opening at 6 a.m. to serve breakfast to crowds of workers instead of the usual 11 a.m. start. He said business ticks up significantly during refueling outages. </p><p>“Every business in town benefits from these outages, from gas stations and grocery stores to restaurants and barbershops,” Jones said. “We all see more customers coming through our doors and more money flowing into our registers. It’s great for the community.”    </p><p>Allied Services employee Doug Considine, a Dixon-area native, has worked at Exelon Generation plants since the 1980s and is representative of many contract workers who pass through the area.</p><p>“I’ve been working the Exelon outages for a long time and have found the travel to other areas like Braidwood a great experience,” he says. “I get into a routine of buying my morning coffee at one place, having dinner at another, even finding a car repair shop and barber when I have needed it. The towns near the plants have treated me well and I’ve been able to reciprocate by giving a lot of local businesses a part of my paycheck.”</p><p>Braidwood’s Unit 1 will keep supplying the region with carbon-free electricity during the Unit 2 outage.</p><p>Braidwood Station is located 20 miles southwest of Joliet and has been producing carbon-free electricity for more than two million residents and businesses since 1988. Nearly half of Illinois’ electricity and more than 90 percent of Illinois’ carbon-free power is supplied by Exelon Generation’s nuclear power stations. <br></p> 7:00:00 PM
Byron Unit 1 Returns to Full Power Following Refueling OutageByron Unit 1 Returns to Full Power Following Refueling Outage<p><strong>BYRON, Ill.</strong> — Operators returned Byron Generating Station Unit 1 to full power today following a refueling and maintenance outage that began Sept. 10. The Exelon Generation nuclear facility, which can power more than two million homes and businesses, is now prepped for an uninterrupted run through the winter months ahead.</p><p>"Our technical experts completed thousands of maintenance activities over the last few weeks and ensured both reactors will operate nonstop through the coldest days winter can bring," said Byron Station Site Vice President Mark Kanavos. "Our attention to detail in our maintenance and refueling activities is a prime reason why nuclear power plants can run more often than any other major electricity production facilities."</p><p>Over the coming weeks, workers will coordinate the removal of outage equipment and continue with winter prep activities. Other employees will assist with plans for the plant's annual community open house, which will be held onsite in the facility's training building on Monday, Oct. 22 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.</p><p>"We couldn't perform our annual refueling outages without strong support from local businesses and residents," said Byron Station Plant Manager Tom Chalmers. "Now, they can visit our site, talk to plant employees and get a better understanding of what we do each day."</p><p>During the free family-friendly event, employees will be on hand to answer questions and host tours of the plant's control room simulator, where operators train to run the plant at world-class levels of safety.</p><p>For more information on the open house and to sign up, visit the Byron Station Facebook <a href="" target="_blank">page here.</a> Questions about the open house can be directed to Communications Manager Paul Dempsey at 815-406-3554 or <a href=""></a>.</p><p>Byron Generating Station is in Ogle County, Ill., about 25 miles southwest of Rockford. With both units at full power, the site produces almost 2,500 megawatts, enough electricity to power more than 2 million average American homes.</p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About Exelon Generation</strong></p><p><em>Exelon Generation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), is one of the largest, most efficient clean energy producers in the U.S., with a generating capacity of more than 32,000 megawatts.  Exelon Generation operates the largest U.S. fleet of carbon-free nuclear plants with more than 19,600 megawatts of capacity from 22 reactors at 13 facilities in Illinois, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. Exelon Generation also operates a diverse mix of wind, solar, landfill gas, hydroelectric, natural gas and oil facilities in 19 states with more than 12,400 megawatts. Exelon Generation has an industry-leading safety record and is an active partner and economic engine in the communities it serves by providing jobs, charitable contributions and tax payments that help towns and regions grow. Follow Exelon Generation on Twitter</em><em> </em><a href=""><em>@ExelonGen</em></a><em>, view the </em><a href=""><em>Exelon Generation YouTube channel</em></a><em>, and visit</em><em> </em><a href="/companies/exelon-generation"><em></em></a><em>.</em><br></p><p><br></p> 8:00:00 PM

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