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Exelon Braidwood reactor back online

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. Get the full story »

Exelon plant shutdown won’t affect customers

Exelon Corp. shut down a nuclear power plant in Braidwood, Ill. about 60 miles southwest of Chicago Monday evening when the unit’s “turbine tripped offline,” the company said today.

The Braidwood Unit 1 shutdown will “not have an impact on Exelon customers,” the company said. The automatic shutdown, which happened at 5:04 p.m. Monday, remains under investigation. Get the full story »

Braidwood back up after last week’s shutdowns

Braidwood Nuclear Power Plant is back online following dual reactor shutdowns that lasted nearly a week.

According to the plant’s owner, Exelon Generating Company, Unit 1 was placed back in service early Saturday, while Unit 2 returned to service Sunday evening. The company said an inspection into the causes of the two shutdowns found that Unit 1 shut down after water came in contact with an electrical bus and caused the system to de-energize. The company attributed the shutdown of Unit 2 to a main generator fault caused by an electrical ground in the unit’s electrical bus. Get the full story »

Exelon probing shutdown of Braidwood reactors

Exelon Corp. is investigating the cause of shutdowns this morning of two nuclear reactors at Braidwood Generating Station.

The Unit 2 turbine tripped off line at 2:06 a.m., followed 13 minutes later by a shutdown of the Unit 1 reactor. Get the full story »