Partly Cloudy
65°FPartly CloudyFull Forecast

Dresden Station Unit 2 is offline

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

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

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Morris Daily Herald.

Comments

Watch Now

Player embeded on all MDH instances for analytics purposes.

Corn Festival Pie Eating Contest

More videos »