Dresden Generating Station

Nuclear: An Ideal Foundation for Our Clean Energy Future

Dresden Generating Station’s two nuclear reactors in Morris, Illinois, can generate up to 1,845 megawatts (MW) of zero-emissions energy, enough carbon-free electricity to power more than two million homes. The site is also home to the nation’s first full-scale, privately financed nuclear plant, which was retired in 1978 and has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark.

U.S. nuclear energy facilities are initially licensed to operate for 40 years and a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rule allows licensees to apply for extensions of up to 20 years after the initial 40-year term. Constellation submitted a license renewal application for this facility to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which was approved on October 28, 2004. With license renewal complete, Dresden Generating Station Unit 2 is licensed through 2029, and Unit 3 is licensed through 2031.

Safety is Constellation’s first and highest obligation. Nuclear power plants are among the best-protected private sector facilities in America, with monitoring and inspections by plant owners, local officials, and the federal government.

Learn more about the measures that we take to keep our employees, customers, and communities safe.

We have been part of the Grundy County community for over 40 years. We provide hundreds of well-paying jobs and millions of dollars in economic support, including about $24.8 million in taxes annually for schools, roads and other public services.

U.S. nuclear energy facilities are initially licensed to operate for 40 years and a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rule allows licensees to apply for extensions of up to 20 years after the initial 40-year term. Constellation submitted a license renewal application for this facility to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which was approved on October 28, 2004. With license renewal complete, Dresden Generating Station Unit 2 is licensed through 2029, and Unit 3 is licensed through 2031.

Safety is Constellation’s first and highest obligation. Nuclear power plants are among the best-protected private sector facilities in America, with monitoring and inspections by plant owners, local officials, and the federal government.

Learn more about the measures that we take to keep our employees, customers, and communities safe.

We have been part of the Grundy County community for over 40 years. We provide hundreds of well-paying jobs and millions of dollars in economic support, including about $24.8 million in taxes annually for schools, roads and other public services.