Nine Mile Point 2 returns to full operational power

Nine Mile Point 2 returns to full operational power
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The Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, part of Exelon Corporation, recently fixed an electrical problem and returned to full operations in its Unit 2 on Tuesday morning.

Maintenance technicians were first informed about the electrical problem on Feb. 18, 2015. The problem involved a valve that was accidentally activated. This active valve caused temporarily increased water levels in the reactors.

Technicians solved the problem by following regular procedures; they manually removed Unit 2 to fix the valve.

The Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, just 50 miles north of Syracuse and seven miles northeast of Oswego in New York, produces over 1,937 megawatts-worth of electricity that is carbon-free. This is enough electricity to supply 1 million average homes with power.

Exelon Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the top competitive energy providers. The company has business in 48 states as well as the District of Columbia and Canada. It generates approximately 32,500 megawatts of electricity with clean, low-cost power generators. In 2014, it earned revenues amounting to approximately $27.4 billion U.S. Exelon’s Constellation business unit services over 2.5 million residential homes, business facilities, and public sectors with energy. Its client base includes over two-thirds of the Fortune 100 industry. In northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and central Maryland. The company provides natural gas and electricity to over 7.8 million people.

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