NRC grants 20-year license extension for Peach Bottom

20 March 2020

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted a 20-year license extension for Exelon Generation’s Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and 3. This extension authorizes the plant’s two reactors to continue generating carbon-free electricity for more than 2.7 million homes and businesses through 2054. 

Exelon Generation recently made significant investments in new equipment and technologies to increase Peach Bottom’s generation capacity by approximately 12%. Many of Peach Bottom’s major components, including the station’s high and low-pressure turbines, steam dryers, main generators, and main power transformers have been replaced or upgraded.

If Peach Bottom continues to run through 2054, it is estimated that its clean energy production would avoid more than 536 million tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere.

The Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station employs 750 people full-time with a payroll totaling USD 84.6M annually.