BYRON, IL (Oct. 8, 2009) Operators at Exelon Nuclear's Byron Generating Station returned Unit 1 to the electrical grid today, ending a scheduled refueling outage that began Sept. 13.
"We were able to safely complete a large amount of work that will ensure the safe, reliable production of environmentally-friendly electricity for the next operating cycle," said site vice president Dan Enright. "I applaud the Exelon team and contract crew for their quality performance and commitment to safety."
In addition to refueling the reactor, workers performed extensive inspections, testing and maintenance on a wide range of components and equipment.
Byron Unit 2 operated at 100 percent power during the Unit 1 outage.
Byron Generating Station is in Ogle County, Ill., about 25 miles southwest of Rockford.