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PEACH BOTTOM UNIT 3 RETURNS FROM REFUELING OUTAGE

 PEACH BOTTOM UNIT 3 RETURNS FROM REFUELING OUTAGE
 PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Electric Company


(NYSE: PE) (PE) said that Unit 3 at its Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in York County has returned to service from a refueling and maintenance outage.
 PE said the unit was restarted on Jan. 9 and is currently undergoing a series of low level power testing at 35 percent of full power. The unit is expected to be gradually increased to full power by Jan. 18.
 The return to service completes the eighth refueling outage since the unit achieved commercial operation in 1974. The outage began on Sept. 14, 1991.
 During the outage more than 2,000 PE employees and contract personnel replaced 256 of the unit's 764 fuel bundles and made 22 major plant modifications, including replacement of the unit's main condenser. Also, more than 900 tests were conducted and some 2,000 maintenance tasks were performed.
 PE's nuclear units undergo refueling and maintenance outages every 18 to 24 months.
 Prior to the outage, the unit operated in 1991 at a better than 80 percent capacity factor and generated more than 5.1 billion kilowatt- hours (kwh) of electricity.
 Peach Bottom Unit 2 operated at full power during most of the Unit 3 outage after completing its own refueling and maintenance outage in April, 1991. During the year, it generated 5 billion kwh of electricity.
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 /CONTACT: Bill Jones of Philadelphia Electric, 215-841-4129/
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