Exelon nuclear plants ran through winter storms

Posted2/22/2021 2:47 PM

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.

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