Clinton Power Station Completes Upgrade of Emergency Sirens

Exelon Generation completed the installation of a state-of-the-art siren system around Clinton Power Station. This effort is part of a multi-year, $2 million investment to upgrade sirens at Exelon’s six Illinois nuclear facilities.


CLINTON, Ill. – WEBWIRE – Thursday, September 04, 2014

Exelon Generation completed the installation of a state-of-the-art siren system around Clinton Power Station. This effort is part of a multi-year, $2 million investment to upgrade sirens at Exelon’s six Illinois nuclear facilities.
 
Clinton Station has 41 Exelon-owned sirens within a 10-mile radius of the facility. Half were upgraded in a prior improvement project completed in 2008. The remaining 21 sirens were upgraded last month. All of these sirens are newer models that have a battery back-up feature as well as enhanced remote monitoring capabilities.

The sirens around Exelon’s Illinois facilities are in place to alert residents in the unlikely event of a station emergency. Exelon also allows counties surrounding the stations to use them to alert residents for weather-related events or other emergencies. Since 2010, counties around Exelon’s facilities have activated sirens 189 times for severe weather events. The sirens are a signal to tune to the local Emergency Alert System channels.
 
“These sirens are a tremendous value to the community,” said Teresa Barnett, DeWitt County Emergency Management Coordinator. “It’s a pleasure working with a company like Exelon and Clinton Power Station during all of our DeWitt County emergency planning.”
 
The emergency sirens are tested at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month.

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Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and more than one million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to more than 7.8 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).

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