FORKED RIVER, NJ (November 20, 2016) – Oyster Creek Generating Station automatically shut down this morning at 3:42 a.m. due to a fault in the turbine control system. Located on the non-nuclear side of the plant, the system monitors turbine conditions, including speed. Technicians are working to repair and test the system prior to returning the unit to service.
The plant responded as expected, safely and without incident. The Oyster Creek shutdown will not have an impact on electrical service to Exelon customers. Oyster Creek is located about 60 miles east of Philadelphia in Ocean County, New Jersey. The plant produces 636 net megawatts of electricity at full power, enough electricity to supply 600,000 typical homes, the equivalent to all homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined. Join us on Twitter and You Tube.