Two Exelon nuclear power plants removed from service

Exelon (NYSE: EXC) has removed two nuclear power plants from service for inspections and maintenance.

Operators at the two-unit, 1,700 MW Dresden Generating Station, about 60 miles southwest of Chicago, took Unit 2 offline Aug. 30 to perform work on the unit’s condenser. Station technical experts will work on small water tubes located within the condenser unit and will perform other maintenance activities while the unit is offline. Once the work is complete, the unit will be returned to service.

Dresden Unit 3 continues to operate.

Operators at the two-unit, 2,345 MW Limerick Generating Station took Unit 1 offline Sept. 1 for planned inspections of its low-pressure turbine blades.

Limerick Unit 1 will return to service after the inspections and any repairs and testing are complete.  Limerick Generating Station is about 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

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