Unite to Save
Let’s join together to save the Byron Generating Station!
Dollars Paid in Taxes Annually
Byron provides our friends, families, and neighbors with 727 direct and hundreds of additional indirect jobs.
Byron Station pays about $38 million annually in property taxes to fund eleven different taxing districts.
Thousands of dollars in station and employee contributions go to local civic and charitable organizations annually.
Approximately 2 million homes are served with carbon free energy by Byron Station, generating more than 2,500 megawatts of zero-emmisions power.
Economic Impact Analysis
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!
What Local Leaders Are Saying
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Statements From Local Leaders
The Brattle Group has re-issued and updated their September 2019 report that examined how the loss of the four Illinois nuclear plants (Braidwood, Byron, Dresden, and LaSalle) that are not covered by the Future Energy Jobs Act of 2016 (FEJA) would affect the state’s...
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...
You can find more information about the Byron plant; and our local community's efforts to save it; by visiting www.saveilnuclearpower.com
The Ogle County Board recently passed a resolution requesting that the Illinois legislature support Illinois nuclear power. The full text of the resolution is below. Resolution 2020-1008 Supporting the Byron Station Nuclear Power Plant Whereas, Governor Pritzker...
A Northern Illinois University study reported this week that the proposed closure of the Byron Generating Station would cost the surrounding three-county area 717 jobs and $97.5 million in employee compensation. The indirect impact would be far greater in terms of...
A note from Rep. Tom Demmer: Last week I joined my colleagues State Senators Brian Stewart (Freeport) and Sue Rezin (Morris), and State Representatives Andrew Chesney (Freeport) and Jeff Keicher (Sycamore), along with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers...