Exelon's Dresden Generation Station is more than a local power source, but an asset to the community, your neighbors, and our economy.
Dresden provides our friends, families, and neighbors with 804 direct and an additional 865 indirect jobs. The station's annual payroll with benefits is $104 million. The livelhood of over 1,600 people depend on Dresden.
Dresden Station pays about $23 million annually in property taxes to fund seven different taxing districts. The impact on education, fire protection services, library services, Joliet Junior College, and County government are huge.
More than $200,000 in station and employee contributions go to United Way and other local civic and charitable organizations annually.
Approximately 1.8 million homes are served with carbon free energy by Dresden, generating more than 15,000,000 MW hours of power.
Join the movement and sign the petition!
Without changes to Illinois law, Dresden Generating Station will close in 2021. This will hurt Illinois and Grundy County because it means 1600 direct and indirect jobs eliminated. This will hurt local schools and cause property taxes to go up. Governor JB Pritzker has the power to #SaveDresden. Please sign our petition and call and email the Governor.
What Can You Do?
Illinois lawmakers have the power to #savedresden
House Energy & Environment Committee
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|Member:||Lawrence Walsh, Jr.||Dfirstname.lastname@example.org||(815) 730-8600|
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Senate Energy & Public Utilities
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|Minority Spokesperson :||Sue Rezin||Remail@example.com||(815) 220-8720|
|Member:||Christopher Belt||D||(618) 875-1212|
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|Member:||Emil Jones III||D||(773) 995-7748|
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Press Releases and News
Keep up to date with the latest news on the Dresden closure.
Senator Rezin, along with other legislators, unveiled legislation yesterday regarding clean energy and preserving the state’s nuclear fleet. The bill would build a 100 percent clean energy economy in Illinois and would preserve the state’s nuclear fleet to ensure that upwards of 28,000 jobs are saved and millions of dollars in tax revenue are garnered…
The failure of national energy markets to support clean energy soon will force the premature retirement of two of the state’s zero-carbon nuclear plants, putting thousands of people out of work, raising energy costs and taking us decades backward in the fight against climate change.
Last week the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative released their report investigating the socioeconomic impacts of nuclear power plant closures on surrounding host communities across the nation.
For more than 40 years, nuclear plants haven’t been just a source of power. They’ve been vital to our local economy, with good-paying jobs.
Exelon Corp.-owned nuclear power plants in Illinois eyed for early retirement have had declining financial margins of late, according to an analysis using S&P Global Market Intelligence’s plant-level production cost model.
Dresden Station is a huge employer, important part of our communities, and an intergral part of the Grundy County Economy. Listen to Nancy Norton on WJOL with Scott Slocum.
With Gov. J.B. Pritzker blocking another round of ratepayer subsidies, ComEd’s parent company said Thursday it plans to close two of the state’s nuclear plants next year.
On August 27, the Exelon Corporation announced its intentions to close its Dresden Generating Station. State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) issued the following statement in response
State Representative David Allen Welter, R-Morris, issued the following statement today in response to Exelon’s announcement that the company plans to retire Dresden Station by November 2021
Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement on the announcement to close two nuclear power plants in Illinois’ 16th Congressional District.
Exelon announced it’s closing two of the five nuclear stations that serve the Chicago area. The Dresden plant in Grundy County and the Byron station south of Rockford will shut in fall 2021. Exelon has warned that those plants would close without legislation to provide more revenue to them