Byron nuclear plant

6:16 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Exelon's Byron Station Faces "Economic Pressures"

Byron Generating Station is a nuclear power plant located near Byron in northern Illinois, about 110 miles west of Chicago.
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A spokesman for Exelon's Byron station confirms there are economic pressures on the Byron, Clinton and Quad Cities facilities. The spokesman tells WNIJ that Exelon sent lawmakers information in the hopes they gain a better understanding of the value of these nuclear facilities to the state economy and the impact of closing at-risk facilities early.

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4:28 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Exelon Files For Renewal At Byron Station

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Exelon has filed license renewal applications with the Nuclear Regulatory Committee for its Braidwood and Byron Generating Stations.

The application filing begins a multiyear review by the NRC to extend the stations’ licenses to operate for another two decades.

Byron Unit 1 is licensed to operate until 2024 and Unit 2 until 2026. The plants generated a combined 37 million megawatt hours of electricity in 2012, enough to power more than four million homes.

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6:38 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Nuclear Plant Upgrades


Exelon Energy says it has finished upgrading equipment at a northern Illinois nuclear plant.

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