NEW YORK - Exelon Corp's 619-megawatt Oyster Creek nuclear power unit in New Jersey was back at full power early Monday, up from about 50 percent of capacity early Friday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in its power reactor status report.
The unit, in Forked River, New Jersey, about 60 miles east of Philadelphia, was reduced last week to repair a pipe, a company spokesman said.
The NRC renewed the plant's original 40-year operating license in April for another 20 years, until 2029.
One MW powers about 800 homes in New Jersey.
Exelon distributes electricity to 5.4 million customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania and distributes natural gas to 485,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. (Reporting by Eileen Moustakis; Editing by John Picinich)