Exelon has confirmed that Units 1 and 2 of the Braidwood nuclear power station are back in service as of Sunday evening. Braidwood Unit 1 was placed back in service at 3:57 a.m. Saturday, followed by Unit 2 which was restored to service at 6:13 p.m. Sunday, meaning both units are online and making electricity for its customers.
Unit 2 automatically shut down on Monday, August 16th due to a main generator fault attributed to an electrical ground in the Unit 2 electrical bus, followed 13 minutes later by the automatic shut down of Unit 1 after water came in contact with an electrical bus causing the system to de-energize.
“I want to thank our employees for their hard work in getting both units back in service,” Braidwood Station Site Vice President Amir Shahkarami said.
Braidwood Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station’s two nuclear energy units can produce a total of more than 2,300 megawatts net at full power - enough electricity to power more than 2 million homes.
Exelon confirms both Braidwood nuclear station Units are back in service