Exelon Braidwood reactor back online

By Tribune staff report
Posted Sep. 22, 2010 at 8:10 a.m.

Braidwood Station Unit 1 returned to service this morning at 5:43 a.m., when operators connected the plant’s turbine generator to the regional power grid.

The unit automatically shut down Monday. Exelon said the shutdown was due to a faulty electrical circuit card on a plant system that has been replaced.

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 about 2 million homes.

Read more about the topics in this post: , ,

Companies in this article


Read more about this company »

Comments are closed.