LaSalle County Generating Station Approved to Operate Additional 20 Years

By Editors of Power Engineering

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) yesterday approved LaSalle County Generating Station’s license renewal application. Units 1 and 2 of Exelon’s Illinois nuclear plant were approved to operate until 2042 and 2043, respectively.

LaSalle County Generating Station generates more than 2,300 MW of electricity, enough for more than 2 million homes. Over the last five years LaSalle Station has operated at 93 percent capacity.

Exelon’s six nuclear stations produce 50 percent of Illinois’ power and more than 90 percent of the state’s carbon-free power. Two of the company’s nuclear facilities, Clinton and Quad Cities, are financially challenged and scheduled for closure.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...