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Exelon files to deactivate the Byron reactors
Exelon on June 16 filed with grid operator PJM Interconnection to deactivate the two Byron reactors in Illinois. The move came one day after the Illinois Senate adjourned without reaching an agreement on a comprehensive energy package that would have provided nearly $700 million to keep Byron’s reactors, as well as Exelon’s Dresden and Braidwood nuclear power plants, in operation. (In August of 2020, Exelon announced that it would close the economically challenged Byron and Dresden facilities in the fall of 2021 without some form of state aid to provide compensation for their clean power.) The state’s House of Representatives also adjourned earlier this week without taking up the bill.
Exelon Generation is America’s leading provider of zero-carbon nuclear energy. We generate power that’s reliable, every minute of the day. Exelon has a balanced portfolio of natural gas, hydro, wind, and solar. Customers count on us daily for reliable, efficient, often innovative energy production. Exelon has one of the nation’s largest, cleanest, lowest-cost power generation fleets.
Exelon Generation has two primary business units: Exelon Nuclear and Exelon Power. Exelon Nuclear operates America’s largest fleet of nuclear power plants. We’ve had a very strong record of performance for 19 consecutive years, with a 2019 capacity factor of 95.7 percent. The Exelon nuclear fleet is a powerhouse, producing approximately 158 million megawatt-hours of electricity every year.
Exelon Power is responsible for managing, operating and maintaining the company’s fleet of natural gas, hydroelectric, wind, solar, landfill gas and oil assets. Exelon Power provides nearly 12,000 megawatts of safe, efficient, environmentally responsible base load, intermediate and peak power generation.