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Uprates approved at two Exelon nuclear power plants

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved two uprate projects at the Braidwood and Byron nuclear power stations in Illinois. The plants are owned by Exelon (NYSE: EXC).

The projects are expected to increase the generating capacity of the four reactors by 1.63 percent each, or from 2,350 MW to 2,390 MW total for each power plant. The NRC staff determined that Exelon could safely increase the output primarily through more accurate means of measuring feedwater flow.

Exelon said it plans to implement the uprates in February.

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