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Dresden Station Completes Planned Maintenance on Unit 2

Dresden Unit 2 achieved full-power operation at 4:55 p.m. Sunday following planned maintenance on piping associated with the unit’s steam cycle

MORRIS, Ill. (Dec. 12, 2016) – Dresden Unit 2 achieved full-power operation at 4:55 p.m. Sunday following planned maintenance on piping associated with the unit’s steam cycle. This work could not be completed while the unit was online.

Operators removed the unit from service at 7:36 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and placed it back in service at 10:06 p.m. the same day. 
 
Dresden Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station’s two nuclear energy units can produce a total of more than 1,800 megawatts at full power – enough carbon-free electricity to power more than 1.2 million typical homes. Dresden Unit 1, which began commercial operation in 1960 and was retired in 1978, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society.

 

 

 

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