Exelon Nuclear recently announced that its 17 generating units produced a total of 143.9 million net megawatt-hours of electricity in 2003, the "highest production ever" for the company.
According to Exelon Nuclear, the units generated 2.9 million megawatt-hours more than the record production achieved in 2002. Exelon Nuclear noted that the fleet also achieved an "average capacity factor" of 93.4 percent, the fourth year in a row over 92 percent.
"Through our strong focus on nuclear safety and equipment reliability, we expect to achieve continued high performance," said Exelon Nuclear president and chief nuclear officer Chris Crane. "This is key to increased public support of nuclear power as an efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly source of electricity for the present and the future."
Contact: Craig Nesbit, Exelon Nuclear, phone 630-657-4208, website http://www.exeloncorp.com.
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