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Dresden Station Unit 2 is offline

Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 9:27 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, May 5, 2014 9:33 p.m. CST

MORRIS – Dresden Unit 2 automatically shut down Saturday afternoon after a generator on the non-nuclear side of the plant tripped.

Station technical experts are looking into the cause. The Dresden Unit 2 shutdown will not have an impact on electrical service to Exelon customers. Dresden Unit 3 continues to operate at full power.

Dresden Generating Station’s two nuclear energy units can produce a total of more than 1,800 megawatts at full power – enough carbon free electricity to power more than 1.2 million typical homes

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