Sign In

Operators Remove Byron Unit 2 from Service

 

BYRON, Ill. – Operators removed Byron Generating Station Unit 2 from service at 1:38 p.m. CT Wednesday to investigate low water level indications in the unit's steam generators. The steam generator is one of the larger components in the plant and it helps convert steam from the reactor into electricity.

Byron Station operators continuously monitor plant systems to ensure safety. If conditions warrant, operators are trained to remove the unit from service to inspect and repair any issues. The shutdown presents no risk to public health or safety.

Operators will inspect equipment, make necessary adjustments or repairs, and perform extensive testing before returning the unit to service. Byron Unit 1 continues to operate at full power.

Byron Station is located in Ogle County, Ill., about 25 miles southwest of Rockford. With both units at full power, the site produces enough electricity for about 2.3 million homes.

 

 

 

Exelon Generation's Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Ran at Full Capacity During Winter Storm Graysonhttp://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/calvert-cliffs-nuclear-power-plant-ran-at-full-capacity-during-winter-storm-graysonExelon Generation's Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Ran at Full Capacity During Winter Storm Grayson1/9/2018 1:00:00 PM
Exelon Generation's Illinois Nuclear Plants Ran at Nearly Full Capacity During Midwest Deep Freezehttp://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/illinois-nuclear-plants-ran-at-nearly-full-capacity-during-midwest-deep-freezeExelon Generation's Illinois Nuclear Plants Ran at Nearly Full Capacity During Midwest Deep Freeze1/9/2018 1:00:00 PM
Exelon Generation’s Pennsylvania Nuclear Plants Prove Resilient During Winter Storm Graysonhttp://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/pa-nuclear-plants-prove-resilient-during-winter-storm-graysonExelon Generation’s Pennsylvania Nuclear Plants Prove Resilient During Winter Storm Grayson1/9/2018 5:00:00 AM
Exelon Generation’s Three Upstate Nuclear Plants Ran at Full Capacity During Winter Storm Graysonhttp://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/ny-plants-ran-at-full-capacity-during-winter-storm-graysonExelon Generation’s Three Upstate Nuclear Plants Ran at Full Capacity During Winter Storm Grayson1/9/2018 5:00:00 AM

Share