Quad Cities Generating Station

The nuclear power plant in Cordova, IL

Just one week after the bill was signed to keep open two nuclear power plants in Illinois, it's already responsible for new jobs and economic benefits at both. Wednesday Exelon announced plans to go ahead with various capital projects that had been put on hold while the Future Energy Jobs Bill was in doubt. 


Cheerleaders, a pep band, and hundreds of happy Exelon workers welcomed Governor Bruce Rauner to northwest Illinois Wednesday. At Riverdale High School in Port Byron, he signed the bill that will keep open nuclear power plants in Cordova, near the Quad Cities, and Clinton in central Illinois. 


At least on paper, something very frightening will happen Wednesday at the Cordova nuclear plant. The Quad Cities Generating Station will hold its annual emergency preparedness drill, involving emergency agencies in four counties and from both states.

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

Hundreds of people from northwestern Illinois will travel to Springfield Tuesday to try to save the Cordova nuclear plant. Exelon has chartered buses to carry an estimated 500 employees, community leaders, and local residents to rally and lobby in the state capital.

The company has threatened to close the Quad Cities Generating Station, and a nuclear plant in Clinton, Illinois if the General Assembly fails to pass a bill with incentives for clean energy, including nuclear.Exelon says the two plants are not profitable.

QC Chamber of Commerce

Worried about the future of one of this area's largest employers, and taxpayers, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce has started a social media campaign. It's set up a Facebook page for people to show their support for Exelon and the Cordova nuclear plant.

Reprieve for Cordova

Sep 11, 2015

The Cordova nuclear plant and its 800 jobs are safe for now. Exelon says an offer to supply electricity by the Quad Cities Generating Station has been accepted by the power grid serving the midwest and eastern US, so the plant will stay open at least through early in 20-18.

Three weeks after it shut down for maintenance and refueling, one of the two nuclear reactors just north of the Quad Cities is back in service. Exelon says Unit One at the Quad Cities Generating Station in Cordova resumed generating electricity on Tuesday.

Nuclear Plant Refueling

Mar 2, 2015

One of the two nuclear reactors just north of the Quad Cities has stopped generating electricity. Unit One at the Quad Cities Generating Station in Cordova was taken off-line this morning for scheduled re-fueling and maintenance.