Braidwood Unit 1 Returns to Service 

 Braidwood Station Unit 1 returned to service at 5:43 a.m., when operators connected the plant's turbine generator to the regional power grid.  

 

BRACEVILLE, ILL - Braidwood Station Unit 1 returned to service this morning at 5:43 a.m., when operators connected the plant’s turbine generator to the regional power grid.

The unit automatically shut down Monday, Sept. 20, due to a faulty electrical circuit card on a plant system. Plant personnel replaced the circuit card.

Braidwood Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station’s two nuclear energy units can produce a total of more than 2,300 megawatts net at full power - enough electricity to power more than 2 million homes.

 

 

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Contacts

Neal Miller Exelon Nuclear Communications
815.417.3184
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