Exelon Restarts Nuclear Unit, Shuts Down Another for Refueling Outage

Exelon restarts Limerick nuclear unit, shuts down byron nuclear for refueling outage.

Exelon (NYSE: EXC) restarted one nuclear unit and shut down another around planned refueling outages.

Operators returned the Limerick Nuclear Unit 1 in Pennsylvania to service April 17 following the completion of a scheduled refueling outage that began March 21. During the outage, workers performed more than 10,000 detailed inspections, maintenance activities and equipment upgrades/ About one-third of the fuel was also replaced. More than 1,500 temporary skilled workers supported Limerick’s 800 employees during the outage.

On April 18, Unit 2 of the Byron nuclear plant in Illinois was taken offline for a refueling outage. Approximately 1,200 additional workers will join the 860 permanent Byron workers to perform more than 13,000 inspections and maintenance activities. Byron 1 will continue to operate during the outage.

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