March 10, 2010
Limerick Unit 2 Returns to Service Following Maintenance Outage
Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 resumed producing electricity at 2:26 PM EST Wednesday, March 10 following a planned maintenance outage.
Pottstown, Pennsylvania – Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 resumed producing electricity at 2:26 PM EST Wednesday, March 10 following a planned maintenance outage.
The Unit 2 generator was taken offline at 5:38 AM Tuesday, March 9 to allow station personnel to make repairs to the Stator Water Cooling (SWC) system on the non-nuclear side of the plant. The SWC provides cooling water to several components within the turbine generator.
“Station personnel have safely completed all of the necessary repairs,” said Chris Mudrick, Limerick site vice president. “These repairs were necessary to ensure reliability through the remainder of our operating cycle, especially the peak summer period.”
Limerick Unit 1 continued to generate electricity during the Unit 2 maintenance outage. Limerick Generating Station is located approximately 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia. With both units at full power, the site can produce enough carbon-free electricity for 2 million homes.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately $17 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 485,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.