PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Limerick Nuclear Power Plant will soon begin generating more electricity.
After a year of review, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given Exelon permission to increase generating capacity by 1.65 percent.READ MORE: Man Dead, Another Injured In Shooting At Coatesville Moose Lodge, Police Say
NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan says that doesn’t sound like much but it’s enough to power 50,000 households, “Over time, the increase of 1.65 percent of each of those reactors will have a significant impact on the grid.”READ MORE: Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle After It Crashed, Caught On Fire In Northeast Philadelphia, Police Say
Sheehan says neighbors of the plant won’t notice anything different because the increase is made possible simply by more accurately measuring water flow.
Exelon spokesman Joe Szafran calls it a milestone. “There’s always a need for clean, safe, reliable electricity on the grid and we’re able to provide that with these additional megawatts.”MORE NEWS: Dozens Of Mom-And-Pop Shops In Manayunk Prepare For Small Business Saturday
Reported by Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio