BRACEVILLE, Ill. - Ever wonder how electricity is generated at a nuclear power plant or what goes on in a plant's control room? Then come to a Community Information Night hosted by Braidwood Generating Station to find the answers to those questions and more.
The free, child-friendly open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Exelon's Services and Training Center at 36400 S. Essex Rd., Wilmington.
Braidwood Station employees will be on hand to talk with visitors about plant operations, enhancements to the station and the many benefits of nuclear energy.
Visitors can tour the main control room simulator used to train reactor operators and have an opportunity to meet and view demonstrations by Neutron, the Braidwood Police Department's crime fighting dog. Informational handouts and refreshments will be provided.
"We look forward to hosting this event every year," said Braidwood Site Vice President Mark Kanavos. "This is a great opportunity for our neighbors to learn about how we generate clean, reliable electricity and the benefits that nuclear energy brings to Illinois."
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 of carbon free electricity - enough to power more than 2 million typical homes.