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Braidwood Generating Station Begins Unit 1 Refueling Outage after Reliable Summer RunBraidwood Generating Station Begins Unit 1 Refueling Outage after Reliable Summer Run<div><strong>​​BRACEVILLE, ILL</strong>. - Operators removed Braidwood Station Unit 1 from service early this morning for a scheduled refueling outage. The outage follows a reliable summer run by Braidwood and Exelon’s entire fleet of 13 nuclear facilities. All operated at better than 95 percent capacity factor during a hotter than average summer season.</div><div><br></div><div>The refueling outage will help ensure another 18-month operating cycle for the facility. While the unit is offline, technicians will replace nearly one-third of the reactor’s fuel and perform more than 10,000 inspections and maintenance activities to keep the unit running safely and effectively. Most of this work cannot be performed while the unit is online.</div><div><br></div><div>“Braidwood performed exceptionally this summer, running at nearly full capacity despite higher than average temperatures,” said Site Vice President Marri Marchionda-Palmer. “The work completed during the outage will help us continue to provide safe, clean, reliable power for another 18 months, through all types of weather.”</div><div><br></div><div>An additional 1,500 skilled workers will supplement the station’s 800 employees this fall, all of whom spend money locally during the weeks-long outage period. </div><div><br></div><div>“These outages provide a boost to our city’s economy,” Braidwood Mayor Jim Vehrs said. “Many of the employees work 12-hour shifts, stop in after their shift to eat breakfast or dinner, buy groceries or gas and then head to their hotel room. It’s a great lift to our merchants’ bottom lines.”</div><div><br></div><div>Braidwood Station is located approximately 20 miles southwest of Joliet, Ill., and 60 miles southwest of Chicago.  The facility has been producing carbon-free electricity since 1988 and is licensed to operate until 2046. That allows the continued creation of jobs, generating millions in taxes and ensuring Illinois can meet its clean air commitments for future generations. In Illinois, nearly 50 percent of electricity is generated by nuclear stations, and more than 90 percent of the state’s carbon-free power is supplied by nuclear power plants.</div><div><br></div>http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/braidwood-unit-1-refueling-outage9/26/2016 1:00:00 PM
Oyster Creek Begins Planned Refueling OutageOyster Creek Begins Planned Refueling Outage<div><strong>FORKED RIVER, N.J.</strong> (September 19, 2016) – Operators at Oyster Creek Generating Station removed the generator from service at 12:40 a.m. today to begin a planned refueling outage, following a strong, reliable summer run.</div><div><br></div><div>During the outage, Exelon employees and supplemental workers will perform maintenance activities and replace nearly one-third of the reactor’s fuel to keep the unit running safely and efficiently for another two-year cycle.</div><div><br></div><div>To support this work, the station will use the talents and expertise of more than 1,000 additional workers, many of whom travel to Oyster Creek from outside the area. For several weeks preceding and following the outage, the influx of workers provides a significant boost to the local economy. During the outage, technicians will also complete testing, maintenance and modifications that can only be done when the station is not generating electricity.</div><div><br></div><div>"Our refueling outage allows us to perform important maintenance that will ensure Oyster Creek continues to operate safely and reliably, so that when temperatures soar like they did this summer, or plummet like they will in the winter, residents' important energy needs are met,” said Site Vice President Garey L. Stathes. “As always, we will complete our outage tasks with a focus on excellence and a commitment to safety and environmental stewardship.”</div><div><br></div><div>This summer, when New Jersey saw some of its highest temperatures on record, Oyster Creek operated at greater than 95.7 percent capacity during J​une, July and August, ensuring consistent reliable power to the region.</div><div><br></div><div>Exelon Generation previously announced that Oyster Creek will close in 2019. Its final refueling outage is planned for 2018.</div><div><br></div><div>Oyster Creek is located about 60 miles east of Philadelphia in Ocean County, New Jersey. The plant produces 636 net megawatts of electricity at full power, enough electricity to supply 600,000 typical homes, the equivalent to all homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined. Join us on <a href="https://twitter.com/ExelonNuclear">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/ExelonGeneration">YouTube</a>.</div>http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/oyster-creek-begins-planned-refueling-outage9/19/2016 9:00:00 PM
Exelon Nuclear Stations Deliver When Summer Heats UpExelon Nuclear Stations Deliver When Summer Heats Up<div><strong>​KENNETT SQUARE, Pa.</strong>  (Sept. 7, 2016) —  Exelon’s fleet of 13 nuclear power plants ran at an average 96.9 percent capacity factor through June, July and August, despite hotter than average summer temperatures and more than 30 hot weather alerts from regional grid operators. Capacity factors are used throughout the nuclear industry to track operational performance and reliability.</div><div><br></div><div>According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, June and July 2016 recorded the warmest average temperatures since 2012 for Illinois and Pennsylvania, and since 2013 for New Jersey, New York and Maryland – the five states where Exelon owns and operates nuclear plants. </div><div><br></div><div>“Nuclear facilities are by far the most reliable source of energy during extreme weather conditions,” said Bryan Hanson, president and chief nuclear officer of Exelon’s nuclear fleet. “Nuclear is also the cleanest source of baseload power during weather events, providing about 63 percent of the nation’s carbon-free electricity.”</div><div><br></div><div>When temperatures rise, regional grid operators issue hot weather alerts, which signal generation facilities to avoid or reschedule maintenance and testing activities that could cause a loss of generation to the grid. This summer, all 13 Exelon nuclear facilities ran at their maximum allowable power levels during those hot weather alerts, providing 24/7carbon-free baseload power to offset higher demand.</div>http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/exelon-nuclear-stations-deliver-when-summer-heats-up9/7/2016 9:00:00 PM

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Kenneth W. CornewGP0|#fde14288-abab-499f-a00c-4b9efe367a54 L0|#0fde14288-abab-499f-a00c-4b9efe367a54|Exelon Corporate GTSet|#bb697efb-4d63-4298-b4d0-ab279caf3fe8 GP0|#036d7cad-49e3-4a98-8821-efa704301d6d L0|#0036d7cad-49e3-4a98-8821-efa704301d6d|Exelon GenerationSenior Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Exelon Corporation; President and CEO, Exelon GenerationKennethCornew<img alt="" src="/leadership-and-governance/executives/PublishingImages/Ken_Cornew.png?RenditionID=11" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.exeloncorp.com/leadership-and-governance/executives/kenneth-w-cornewKenneth W. Cornew
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