Exelon begins transformer replacement at Illinois nuclear power plant

Braidwood nuclear power plant

Exelon (NYSE: EXC) said two main power transformers will be replaced during Braidwood Station’s 16th refueling outage that began Oct. 15. The Braidwood Generating Station, about 60 miles southwest of Chicago, houses two reactors that generate about 2,300 MW.

The transformers will be replaced as part of the station’s long-term equipment reliability plan, an approach to replace major equipment before it reaches the end of its service life, Exelon said.

Along with the transformer replacement, employees and supplemental workers will complete more than 13,000 tasks during the outage. The work includes performing maintenance activities and upgrading plant equipment.

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