Exelon: Limerick Unit 1 Back Online
One of the nuclear power plant's two generators had been offline since last weekend for inspections.
Unit 1 at the Limerick Generating Station operated by Exelon Generation returned to full power late Friday night, the company said Saturday. The company announced last weekend that the unit had been taken offline on September 1 for planned inspections of its low-pressure turbine blades.
Those inspections were completed "satisfactorily," the company said Saturday.
“Plant personnel executed the planned outage safely and effectively,” said Tom Dougherty, vice president of the facility, in a statement sent to area media outlets. “These inspections are part of our commitment to operate Limerick at the highest level of safety and efficiency.”
Similar inspections were performed on Unit 2 in May, the company said last week.