Byron Generating Station began commercial electrical generation with unit 1 on September, 16, 1985 and unit 2 on August 2, 1987. These two units both operate on a pressurized water system designed by Westinghouse. The power generated from these two units provide electricity to more that 2 million homes.

Location
Northern Illinois, about 110 miles west of Chicago

Generation
Two Units - 2,336 Mw (Megawatts) 

Reactor type
Pressurized water

Date of commercial operation
Unit 1 September 16, 1985; Unit 2 August 2, 1987 to the present

Ownership
Exelon

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