Exelon (NYSE:EXC) said that operators at Limerick Generating Station returned Unit 2 to full power May 9, successfully completing a planned refueling outage that began April 13.
While the unit was offline, skilled technicians replaced nearly one-third of the reactor’s fuel and completed thousands of inspections and maintenance activities to keep the unit running safely and effectively for another two-year operating cycle. Most of this work could not be performed while the unit was online.
Limerick’s refueling outages for each unit bring an additional 1,500 highly trained technical workers to the region every spring. Many come back each year to patronize area hotels, restaurants and businesses, providing a significant boost to the local economy.
Limerick Generating Station is located approximately 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The plant produces enough carbon-free electricity to power approximately two million homes.