Exelon (NYSE: EXC) completed an extended power uprate (EPU) at Peach Bottom 3 nuclear plant in Pennsylvania.
The EPU project started in 2009 when Exelon began working with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to finalize the design review and perform the upgrades, including replacing the high pressure turbines, feed pump turbines, condensate pumps and motors and steam dryers on both units.
The plant’s low-pressure turbines, main power transformers and main generators had previously been upgraded in support of the EPU project. Unit 3 can now generate an additional 270 MW of electricity, totaling 1,355-MW of generating capacity.
“The successful completion of this project is the result of years of hard work by Peach Bottom employees and contractors,” said Mike Massaro, Peach Bottom site vice president. “As part of EPU, almost every major component in the plant has been upgraded or replaced, which makes Peach Bottom as even safer and more efficient facility.”
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