Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station is nuclear power plant located in Will County in northeastern Illinois, USA. The nuclear power plant serves Chicago and northern Illinois with electricity. The plant was originally built by Commonwealth Edison company, and subsequently transferred to Com Ed's parent company, Exelon Corporation.

Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station has two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors. Unit #1 came online in July 1987. Unit #2 came online in May 1988. The units are licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to operate until 2026 and 2027.

The recent power uprates at Braidwood make it the largest nuclear plant in the state, generating a net total of 2,242 megawatts. However the three largest Illinois nuclear power plants are nearly equal in generating capability as LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station is only 2 MW less in capacity than Braidwood and Byron Nuclear Generating Station is only 4 MW less than LaSalle.

Braidwood Generating Station
Country United States
Locale Will County, Illinois
Status Operational
Construction began 1976
Commission date Unit 1: July 29, 1988
Unit 2: October 17, 1988
Licence expiration Unit 1: October 17, 2026
Unit 2: December 18, 2027
Construction cost US$5.2 billion
Owner(s) Exelon Corporation
Operator(s) Exelon Corporation
Architect(s) Sargent & Lundy
Constructor(s) Commonwealth Edison

Reactor information
Reactors operational 2,330 MW
(2 reactors)
Reactor type(s) Pressurized water reactor
Reactor supplier(s) Westinghouse

Power generation information
Annual generation 19,658 GW·h