Operators returned Quad Cities Generating Station
Unit 2 to full power yesterday.
Cordova, Ill - Operators returned Quad Cities Generating
Station Unit 2 to full power yesterday.
Exelon Nuclear employees and technical experts performed
more than 14,000 work activities, including equipment
upgrades, extensive safety inspections and tests, and
numerous plant improvements while the unit was offline.
"Our plant equipment is continuously kept up to date with
the latest technology and maintained to the very highest
levels," said Tim Hanley, site vice president. "We
meticulously disassemble, inspect, reassemble and test the
various reactor components to ensure the continued reliable
operation of the facility."
These preventive maintenance activities ensure the
facility's ability to continue providing clean, safe and
reliable electricity for another two-year operating cycle.
The Unit 2 refueling outage began March 19.
Quad Cities Generating Station is located approximately 3
miles north of Cordova in Rock Island County. With both
units at full power, the site can produce enough
carbon-free electricity for more than 1 million homes.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) is the nation's leading
competitive energy provider, with approximately $33
billion in annual revenues. Headquartered in Chicago,
Exelon has operations and business activities in 47
states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is
the largest competitive U.S. power generator, with
approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity
comprising one of the nation's cleanest and lowest-cost
power generation fleets. The company's Constellation
business unit provides energy products and services to
approximately 100,000 business and public sector
customers and approximately 1 million residential
customers. Exelon's utilities deliver electricity and
natural gas to approximately 6.6 million customers in
central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and
southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).
Bill StoermerExelon Nuclear