Exelon nuclear plants ran through winter storms
WARRENVILLE -- While temperatures plunged across the U.S. last week, Exelon Generation's six Illinois nuclear plants operated round-the-clock, producing enough power to keep 11 million homes and businesses warm.
All six nuclear facilities ran at nearly 100% output levels last week, providing schools, hospitals, businesses and residences with carbon-free electricity needed to keep heaters running during the cold snap, Exelon said.
"We are dedicated to delivering carbon-free, reliable energy for our customers when they need it most," said Dave Rhoades, Exelon Generation chief nuclear officer. "We're grateful to our 4,500 Illinois full-time essential workers for accomplishing that goal while managing frigid temperatures and working safely during the pandemic."
Together, the plants generate more than half of Illinois' electricity and nearly 90% of its carbon-free energy, the company said.