Dresden Nuclear Power Plant
) is the first privately financed nuclear power plant built in the United States. Dresden 1 was activated in 1960 and retired in 1978. Operating since 1970 are Dresden units 2 and 3, two General Electric boiling water reactors
. Dresden Station is located on a 953 acre (3.9 km²) site in Grundy County, Illinois
, near Morris, Illinois
. It serves Chicago
and the northern quarter of the State of Illinois
, capable of producing 912 megawatts of electricity from each of its two reactors, enough to power over one million average American homes.
Both units are owned and operated by Exelon