CORDOVA, Ill. - Operators at Quad Cities Generating Station returned the facility's Unit 2 turbine to service early Sunday morning, following successful completion of planned maintenance work this past weekend.
Nuclear facility workers removed temporary monitoring equipment that was installed in 2010 during Unit 2's refueling outage. The monitors, located on the non-nuclear side of the facility, measured steam flow of the new turbines, which were installed during the facility's 2010 refuel outage. The turbines continue to operate properly at optimal levels.
Quad Cities Generating Station is located north of the Quad City area in Rock Island County. The station's two nuclear energy units can produce a total of more than 1900 megawatts net of 100 percent carbon free electricity - enough electricity to power more than 1 million homes.