Both LaSalle County Generating Station operating units hold the top two spots worldwide for longest continuous runs of light-water reactors. LaSalle Unit 1 holds the world record for longest continuous run at 739 days. As of Feb. 26, Unit 2 holds the world record for second longest continuous run at 711 days. The continuous run ended yesterday when Unit 2 was taken offline for scheduled refueling and maintenance.
“A continuous focus on the safe and reliable operation of our plants is essential at Exelon Nuclear, and LaSalle’s record run emphasizes this fact,” said Michael Pacilio, Exelon Senior Vice President, Midwest Operations. “Achieving the top two world records for longest continuous runs is due to the hard work and dedication of the entire LaSalle team. LaSalle Station and the entire Exelon fleet can be proud of this great accomplishment.”