Exelon takes Oyster Creek offline to work on equipment

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) operators at the Oyster Creek nuclear station took the unit off line at 11 a.m. Dec. 13 to repair the turbine control system. 

Located on the non-nuclear side of the plant, the system monitors turbine conditions, including speed, temperature and pressure, Exelon said in a news release.

 The Oyster Creek shutdown will not have an impact on electrical service to Exelon customers. Oyster Creek is located about 60 miles east of Philadelphia in Ocean County, New Jersey. The plant produces 636 MW (net) at full power, enough electricity to supply 600,000 typical homes, Exelon said.


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