Limerick Station at Near Full Power in Summer

LIMERICK PA – Constellation Energy‘s Limerick Generating Station at 3146 Sanatoga Rd. (at top) was among the six locations in its nuclear power generating fleet that operated at near 100-percent capacity during summer months, the utility company claimed Monday (Sept. 19, 2022).

Constellation said its “near-perfect summer capacity factor of 99 percent means the reactors ran at nearly full power” daily. As a result, it added, the electrical grid across the nation’s mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions experienced no supply constraints.

The feat is due in part to crews that arrived at Limerick and Constellation’s other sites during spring to perform “technology upgrades and power plant equipment maintenance during refueling outages,” as well as “summer preparedness projects,” company executive vice president and Chief Generation Officer Bryan Hanson said.

More workers are preparing now to perform similar fall maintenance projects, according to the company. Constellation’s nuclear stations also include its Peach Bottom facility in Pennsylvania; Fitzpatrick, Ginna, and Nine Mile in New York; and Calvert Cliffs in Maryland.

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