The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted a 20-year license extension for Exelon Generation’s Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and three. This extension authorizes the plant’s two reactors to proceed producing carbon-free electrical energy for greater than 2.7 million properties and companies via 2054.
“We are happy with the NRC’s determination to grant a subsequent license renewal for Peach Bottom Units 2 and three,” stated Bryan Hanson, Exelon Nuclear chief nuclear officer. “This plant is nicely suited to proceed working safely, reliably and effectively, given the in depth upgrades achieved over the previous seven years.”
Exelon Generation just lately made important investments in new tools and applied sciences to extend Peach Bottom’s era capability by roughly 12 %. Many of Peach Bottom’s main elements, together with the station’s excessive and low-pressure generators, steam dryers, essential turbines and essential energy transformers have been changed or upgraded.
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station is positioned on the west financial institution of the Conowingo Pond (Susquehanna River) in York County, Pa. The station is house to 2 nuclear reactors that present sufficient carbon-free vitality to energy greater than 2.7 million properties and companies. Both reactors started industrial operation in 1974.
Exelon Generation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), is the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free vitality, powering greater than 20 million properties and companies via a various era fleet with greater than 31,000 megawatts of capability. Exelon Generation operates the most important U.S. fleet of zero-carbon nuclear vegetation with greater than 18,700 megawatts from 21 reactors at 12 amenities in Illinois, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania.
(Source and picture: Exelon – Peach Bottom NPP)
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