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Byron Nuclear Celebrates Generation Excellence in 2018


Bryon Nuclear

Byron Generating Station posted an incredible Capacity Factor of 97.5% in 2018! What is a Capacity Factor? It is the actual output of a plant relative to its total output if it were to operate at full power over the same time period. Byron Station's Capacity Factor of 97.5% is incredible considering there was also a scheduled refueling outage in 2018 which required the unit to be offline during that maintenance project.

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While we need to continue developing renewables like wind and solar power, their Capacity Factors – about 25% for solar and 37% for wind – simply cannot match those of baseload generators like nuclear power, which are also carbon-free electricity generators.


Employees were also responsible for some great Community Outreach achievements, including:

  • Donating more than $200,000 to local charitable organizations and non-profits in 2018
  • Hosting a successful Open House with more than 500 attendees
  • Inviting 1,200 family and friends to a summer Family Day event at the facility

Look for more signs of positive environmental and economic impacts from Byron Generating Station in 2019.

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