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1069 MW​​​Generation capacity
1M​​Customers served
94.9%​​​​​​Amount of time Clinton Power Station is on and operating

 

 

Clinton Power Station<div class="intro-content copy-section">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Clinton Power Station, one of Exelon's newest nuclear power plants, is located in central Illinois about 6 miles east of Clinton, Illinois in DeWitt County. </div><div class="copy-section"><p>The nuclear power plant is built on a 14,300-acre site with a 5,000-acre cooling lake formed by a dam built at the convergence of Salt Creek and the North Fork of Salt Creek. Clinton Power Station began operating April 24, 1987 and reached 100% capacity on September 15, 1987. ​The unit is capable of generating nearly 1,069 net megawatts (MW), enough electricity to power about 1 million average American homes.</p></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Greening Our Operations</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>As part of Exelon's environmental and business strategy, Exelon 2020, the Clinton Power Station has been making energy-efficient improvements where possible.- In 2008, Clinton received silver LEED certification of its energy-efficient administration building. These improvements include a reflective white roof to reduce heat gain, an automated lighting system, natural lighting, high-efficiency lighting in the warehouse and use of paper and plastic disposable plates and cups.</p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Committed to safety</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>We use "defense-in-depth" design, which means there are redundant, diverse, and reliable safety systems to supply water to the reactor core. Every safety system has at least one independent back-up system and many have more than one. Plant safety systems are also run by multiple, redundant power sources. Certain equipment is designed to automatically shut down the plant if the need arises due to a condition outside of normal operations.</p><p>We also count on our people. Before they become Exelon employees, job applicants must pass thorough background checks. Exelon Nuclear then invests in training programs - both initial training and continuous programs for existing, experienced operations staff.</p><p>Much of our operations training is done in a full-scale electronic simulator of a control room. Initial training includes 12 weeks in the classroom, 25 weeks in the control room simulator and 16 weeks of on-the-job training. Once an employee is licensed by the NRC, that operator will continually train by spending one week in a control room simulator for every five weeks spent on shift in the control room. Even our most senior reactor operators receive training every six weeks, for a total of 8.5 weeks of training every year. </p><p> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=7628dbb4-4e0e-44ff-8ad0-757ff755058a&TermSetId=4edbe393-511d-4d44-ae11-d078f6633c49&TermId=4e57e9f3-21ec-4324-acf4-c7167186d0c8">Learn more about the safety of Exelon's nuclear energy plants.</a></p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Generating more low-carbon electricity</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>Today's nuclear energy facilities produce 64 percent of America's clean, carbon-free electricity. As America confronts climate change and seeks to reduce carbon emissions, nuclear energy is a vital part of the mix. It's a 24/7 provider of base load power, far more productive than other clean energy sources and far more reliable, too. </p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Sophisticated emergency planning</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>Safety is Exelon Generation's first and highest obligation. Nuclear power plants are among the best-protected private sector facilities in America, with monitoring and inspections by plant owners, local officials and the federal government.</p><p>All nuclear energy facilities in America are required to develop and test detailed emergency response plans to protect the public. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reviews and approves these plans. The NRC also coordinates approval of these plans with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).</p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Plant Security</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>By design and construction, nuclear facilities are very difficult to penetrate. That, plus a well-armed paramilitary security force, and multiple backup safety systems, delivers layer upon layer of safety.</p><p>The nuclear energy industry maintains very strict security to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to critical equipment or approaching close enough to harm the facility either by land or air. America's 62 nuclear sites are protected by sophisticated surveillance systems and approximately 9,000 highly trained, armed officers.</p><p>The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission now considers new threat scenarios and protections in emergency preparedness in light of the threat of terrorist attacks. After September 11, 2001, all those involved in emergency planning reevaluated those plans and put additional practices in place. Exelon Generation has open lines of communications with the Dept. of Homeland security. </p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Supporting the local economy</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>The majority of Clinton's approximately 700 employees live in DeWitt, McLean, Macon and Champaign counties. During refueling outages, Clinton employs several hundred contractors who boost the local economy during their stay.</p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>We live here too, and we're good neighbors</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>Clinton aims to be a good neighbor and is very active in the local community.</p><ul class="styled-bullets"><li> <strong>Sponsorship.</strong> The power plant sponsors many community events including Clinton’s Apple & Pork Festival, Farmer City’s Heritage Days, Decatur Celebration, Tour DeWitt and merit badge fairs for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The station also supports many non-profit organizations including the AMVETs, American Legion, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Salt Creek Food Pantry.​</li><li> <strong>Charitable Giving & Volunteering.</strong> Clinton employees give generously to the community through a variety of charitable activities, including the local United Way chapters. The plant also sponsors blood drives throughout the year, helping local hospitals. The station's Diversity Committee also runs food, ​toy and fund drives to support various community groups and agencies.</li></ul></div></div></div></div>Clinton Power Station

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