UPDATE 1-Exelon to get new transformers at Pa. Peach Bottom

(For U.S. power data, including past nuclear outages see
http://bond.views.session.rservices.com/Power/)

NEW YORK, June 2 (BestGrowthStock) – Exelon Corp (EXC.N: ) said it
will start transporting three huge power transformers from
Havre de Grace, Maryland to the 2,224-megawatt Peach Bottom
nuclear power plant in Delta, Pennsylvania, next week.

In a release on Wednesday, Exelon said transporting the
transformers was part of an $87 million plan to replace all six
of the main power transformers at Peach Bottom by the end of
2011. A seventh spare transformer will be stored on site.

The Hyundai-built transformers from Korea arrived in
Philadelphia and were barged to Havre de Grace. Each unit
weighs about 481,000 pounds (218,177 kg) and stands 35 feet
(10.6 meters) high and 28 feet wide.

Exelon said it would take about three days to transport the
transformers about 20 miles from Havre de Grace to Delta
because they will move at about three to five miles per hour
and travel mostly at night to avoid traffic problems. The units
should arrive at the nuclear plant on June 10.
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PLANT BACKGROUND/TIMELINE
STATE: Pennsylvania
TOWN: Delta about 80 miles west of Philadelphia
OPERATOR: Exelon Corp’s Exelon Nuclear
OWNER(S): – Exelon Nuclear (50 pct)
– Public Service Enterprise Group Inc’s (PEG.N: ) PSEG Power
(50 pct)
CAPACITY: 2,224 MW
UNIT(S): – Unit 2 – 1,112-MW General Electric boiling water
reactor
– Unit 3 – 1,112-MW General Electric boiling water reactor
FUEL: Nuclear
DISPATCH: Baseload
TIMELINE:
1958 – Philadelphia Electric Co (PECO) orders 40-MW Unit 1
1966 – Unit 1, an experimental helium-cooled,
graphite-moderated reactor, started operating
1974 – Unit 1 shut
1974 – Units 2 and 3 enter commercial service
2003 – NRC renews original 40-year operating licenses for
an additional 20 years
2033 – Unit 2 license expires
2034 – Unit 3 license expires

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(Reporting by Scott DiSavino, Editing by Sofina Mirza-Reid)

UPDATE 1-Exelon to get new transformers at Pa. Peach Bottom