Byron nuclear plant

Exelon

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.

Exelon Corporation

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.

Nuclear Plant Upgrades

Mar 20, 2012

 

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