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Dollars Paid in Taxes Annually

Economic Impact


Byron provides our friends, families, and neighbors with 727 direct and hundreds of additional indirect jobs.

Local Taxes

Byron Station pays about $38 million annually in property taxes to fund eleven different taxing districts.

Community contributions

Thousands of dollars in station and employee contributions go to local civic and charitable organizations annually.

Customers Served

Approximately 2 million homes are served with carbon free energy by Byron Station, generating more than 2,500 megawatts of zero-emmisions power.

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The Byron Nuclear Plant has been a cornerstone of the Ogle County economy for decades. Families throughout the region count on these good jobs. We will not let this go without a fight!

- Tom Demmer

Illinois State Representative

What Local Leaders Are Saying

Buster Barton

Buster Barton

Superintendent Byron Community School District #226

Byron Station’s presence in our community has not only helped provide opportunities for our Byron CUSD students that otherwise wouldn’t have existed; it has also provided resources for students who attend Oregon CUSD, Rock Valley Community College, and Kishwaukee Community College.

Tom Demmer

Tom Demmer

Illinois State Representative - District 90

I am deeply disappointed with today’s announcement that Exelon intends to close the Byron Nuclear Plant in September 2021. The plant is home to hundreds of good-paying jobs and contributes millions of dollars in property taxes to fund schools, public safety, and local government.

Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart

Illinois State Senator - 45th District

State leaders must never underestimate the value of the Byron Nuclear Generating Station to the residents of Byron and surrounding communities in Ogle and Winnebago counties.

Adam Kinzinger

Adam Kinzinger

U.S. Congressman - 16th District of Illinois

Today’s announcement to close both the Byron and Dresden power plants is a gut-punch to the people of Illinois, especially to the counties that surround these generating stations.

Andrew Chesney

Andrew Chesney

Illinois State Representative - District 89

The Byron Nuclear Generating Plant is important to our region, important to our property tax base and critical for the high-paying jobs it provides for Northwest Illinois.

John Rickard

John Rickard

City of Byron Mayor

On behalf of the citizens of Byron, IL. I want to urge the Senators and Representatives of our legislature to do all they can to help keep the Byron Generating Station open.

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Rep. Tom Demmer statement on House passage of energy bill

Deputy House Minority Leader Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) issued the following statement after the Illinois House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve energy legislation, Senate Bill 2408: “There was broad agreement from day one on the importance of Illinois’...

City of Oregon adopts resolution in support of Byron Station

The City of Oregon Council unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Byron Station and urging the State of Illinois to support policies to preserve Illinois' nuclear energy plants. The full text of the resolution is below. Resolution 2020-19 Supporting the Byron...

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