Exelon’s Braidwood Station Unit 2 returned to full power Monday after a three-week refueling outage beginning Oct. 5.
Unit 1 continued operating at full power while workers completed more than 9,000 inspections, tests and improvements on Unit 2, replacing about one-third of the reactor’s fuel.
“Our refueling outages are critical to maintaining long-term reliability,” said Mark Kanavos, site vice president. “The work completed during this outage ensures that we will continue to provide safe, reliable and clean electricity whenever it is needed.”
Exelon operates 11 nuclear units at six sites across Illinois, providing nearly half the state’s total electricity and 90 percent of Illinois’ carbon-free electricity.
Situated about 60 miles southwest of Chicago, Braidwood Station provides enough electricity to power more than 2 million average homes.
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