May 22, 2011
Byron Station Begins Planned Maintenance Work on Unit 2
Operators at Byron Generating Station manually took the station’s Unit 2 reactor offline at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 for the planned replacement of a pressure relief valve.
BYRON, Ill. – Operators at Byron Generating Station manually took the station’s Unit 2 reactor offline at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 for the planned replacement of a pressure relief valve.
Replacement of the valve and additional maintenance tasks will ensure the unit’s run through the peak summer months.
“This is a good opportunity for station personnel to perform maintenance and inspections that will enhance Unit 2’s safe production through the hotter summer period,” said Tim Tulon, Byron Station site vice president.
Byron’s Unit 1 will continue to supply clean electricity to Exelon customers during the Unit 2 outage. With both units at full power, the site produces 2,286 megawatts net, enough electricity for 2.3 million homes.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with more than $18 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 490,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.