Exelon (NYSE:EXC) said Dec. 18 that operators at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station have returned Unit 2 to full power as of 3:01 a.m. ET, successfully completing a maintenance outage that began on Dec. 14.
During the outage, technicians inspected, repaired and tested a steam valve before returning the unit to service. Due to the location of the valve, repairs could not be made while the unit was online
Peach Bottom Unit 3 continued to run at full power during the Unit 2 outage.
The Peach Bottom station is located on the west bank of the Conowingo Pond (Susquehanna River) in York County, Pa. The station is home to two boiling water reactors (BWRs) capable of generating 2,700 MW combined. Both reactors began commercial operation in 1974.
Peach Bottom is jointly owned (50/50) by Exelon and the Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG). Exelon operates the plant.