Exelon’s Dresden 2 returned to full power

Operators at Dresden Generating Station returned Unit 2 to full power operation Saturday morning following the replacement of two circuit cards on a system that controls the water level in the reactor. The unit was removed from service on Tuesday evening, Jan. 13, and it was placed back in service early Friday morning.

 Dresden Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station’s two nuclear energy units can produce more than 1,900 megawatts at full power – enough carbon-free electricity to power more than 1.2 million typical homes. Dresden Unit 1, which began commercial operation in 1960 and was retired in 1978, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets.