Braidwood Station Workers Complete Unit 2 Refueling Outage
Operators returned Braidwood Generating Station Unit 2 to full power last night following the completion of the unit’s 16th refueling outage on Nov. 8.
BRACEVILLE, Ill. - Operators returned Braidwood Generating Station Unit 2 to full power last night following the completion of the unit’s 16th refueling outage on Nov. 8.
During the 24-day outage, Exelon employees and supplemental workers performed more than 13,000 activities,including equipment upgrades, safety inspections, tests, and plant improvements. The unit began its scheduled refueling outage Monday, Oct. 15.
“The replacement of the main power transformers and the other work completed during the outage will help ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of Unit 2,” said Braidwood Site Vice President Dan Enright. “
Braidwood Unit 1 continued to operate during the Unit 2 refueling outage.
Braidwood Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station’s two nuclear energy units can produce a total of more than 2,300 megawatts at full power – enough electricity to power more than 2 million typical homes.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately $33 billion in annual revenues. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is the largest competitive U.S. power generator, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to more than 6.6 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).