Byron Station workers complete Unit 1 refueling outage

Source: Exelon 

Operators returned Byron Generating Station Unit 1 to full power Sunday following the unit’s 18th refueling outage.

During the outage, Exelon employees and more than 2,200 supplemental workers performed more than 14,000 activities, including equipment upgrades, safety inspections, tests, and plant improvements. The unit was taken off line Sept. 10.

Among projects completed was an upgrade of the Unit 1 cooling tower.

“The large amount of work completed will ensure the unit’s safe and reliable run through its next two-year operating cycle,” said Tim Tulon, Byron Station’s site vice president.

Byron Unit 2 continued to operate during the Unit 1 refueling outage.

The Byron Station is in Ogle County, Ill., about 25 miles southwest of Rockford. With both units at full power, the site produces almost 2,300 megawatts, enough electricity for about 2.3 million typical homes.


Sign up for PennEnergy's eNewsletters
For Email Newsletters you can trust


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

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 ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs