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Outage Information > Braidwood Station
April 03
BHI Energy/Power Services Techs -- Welcome to A2R19!

For all BHI Energy/PowerServices folks coming to Braidwood’s Outage, first let me say Thank you. My name is Marta Overstreet and I will be the BHI Site Coordinator. The report time is 0645 at STC.  The address is 36400 Essex Road, Wilmington, IL 60407.
Road construction will impact access to Braidwood station during A2R19.
Strip Mine Rd at RT 53 in wilmington will close Friday 3/31/17 in preparation of road construction on Monday 4/3/17.  The road and intersection will be closed until mid June, and traffic will be rerouted to Coal City Rd.  
Illinois 113, near Will Rd, Diamond, just west of I-55 interchange will begin construction Monday, 4/3/17, resulting in it being closed for about 90 days.
Division St at RT 53, Braidwood, will be close Friday, 4/14/17, with construction to begin Monday 4/17/17.  It will be closed at least one month before moving to either the Center Street/Route 53 intersection or Main St/Route 53 intersection.  Regardless, access along Route 53 will be limited through the end of August.
Coal City Rd will close at Route 53 will close around 6/15/17 (Once Strip Mine RD construction is complete) and remain closed until mid August.
Access to Braidwood Generating Station during construction will be available only at the KankakeeRoad/Route 53 intersection at Godley. 
As you arrive, you will pick up a site inprocessing folder and will be directed to your first room assignment. In this folder, look for the purple training schedule. This will be a list all of your classes required prior to badging. Do not be late to classes; no late entries are accepted and you will have to re-schedule. This will delay badging.
I will be in the cafeteria with folders containing BHI inprocessing paperwork. Please stop by prior to going to your first room. Most of our folks will have FFD scheduled right away, so plan accordingly. If you are going to be late, please call. I will have my cell phone and will check messages regularly. My number is 815-830-2029. Reception is limited within the building.
Cell phone camera usage is prohibited on company property, or company sponsored events. Any photographing or videotaping on company property must be in compliance with site security procedures.
The outage is scheduled to begin 4/24/17. The outage duration is approx. 26 days. During the outage SHP's will work 84's. JHP's will be working 72's.   Prior to the outage we will work five eight’s (40 hours per week) with limited overtime.
If you have any questions not addressed on the blog, please feel free to call or email me. My email address is


January 16

​BHI Energy recently made changes to the payment method of per diem for eligible employees.  To assist you in understanding these changes, we have prepared the following answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you need further information or have any questions, please call the Payroll Department @ 800-225-0385

1)    If I already have Direct Deposit (DD) will my Per Diem (PD) automatically be deposited ?  YES
2)    Can I still elect to receive a “live” PD check?  PD is a non-taxable earning code on the weekly check.  It is no longer a separate check.  The entire check is paid either DD or live check, based on employee set up.
3)    Is travel expenses and/or travel day PD included as a DD?  For employees recruited out of the Piedmont SC office, travel is part of the weekly check (i.e., would be DD if employee is set up for DD).  For employees recruited out of the Weymouth MA office, travel continues to be a live check.  As we continue to streamline operations, we expect to have a consistent process by year end.
4)    Will cash advances be DDed?  Per Diem advances will continue to be a live check.
5)    Will bonuses/incentives be DDed ?  Bonuses will continue to be a live check.
6)    Can PD be DDed into a different account?  Employees are set up for one direct deposit account.  The entire check is DD into the one account in the employee record.  To ensure operational efficiency and reduced account maintenance and minimal direct deposit rejects, the limit is one account for DD.
7)    How will it appear on my stub?  The Per Diem is a separate non-taxable line item on the check.  The earning code (PD1) shows as a separate line on the check.  The number of days per diem, the per diem rate, and total amount shows on the check stub.
8)    Will my W-2 be any different?  The Per Diem will not show on the W2 earnings, as per diem is not taxable wages.
9)    Can I opt out of DD?  To delete DD, please email requesting to cancel DD.  Please include name and last 4 digits of SSN.

January 16

No Flip Flops or Thong type shoes are allowed, even for arrival and departure. Wearing these onsite is a procedure violation!
Important notes for new hires: If this is your first nuclear facility here are a few tips to make your training phase flow smoother. If you served in active military duty or discharged within the last 3 yrs and it was considered employment, you must provide a copy of your DD214. You will need names, addresses, phone numbers and dates of all of your employers, within the last three yrs. You will need a list of all of your residences, including addresses, for the last five yrs. You will need to list all arrests since your 18th birthday. You must bring the arresting paperwork and proof of court disposition. I cannot stress enough the importance of completing all security paperwork as honestly and as straightforward as you can. Omission on your paperwork is reason for termination of unescorted access.
Transportation Requirements:
It is required that each employee has their own transportation. If you have a issue I must know 2 weeks prior to your start date. If you show up with this issue, you will risk having a shift issue I can't fix.
Shift preference, requested SDO’s and special requests: In an attempt to accommodate everyone the best I can, I am requesting that you inform me of any special needs and/or requests. If you are traveling with someone and need to be on the same shift or you have other legitimate requests, please inform me at the earliest possible time of those requests. You can email me at Or call me at 815-830-2029. I will make every attempt to honor your request but as you know sometimes it may not be possible. Schedules are developed weeks prior to the outage and I may be unable to adjust, to meet your needs if I am unaware of them until your report date.


July 13


Comfort Inn of Morris
70 W Gore Road
Morris, IL 60450
Days Inn
80 Hampton Rd
Morris, IL 60450
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
222 Gore Rd
Morris, IL 60450
Quality Inn
200 Gore Rd 60450
Morris, IL

Super 8
70 Green Acres Drive
Morris, IL

Best Western Joliet Inn & Suites
4380 Enterprise Dr
Joliet, IL 60431
Comfort Inn (North)
3235 Norman Avenue
Fairfield Inn (South)
1501 Riverboat Center Drive (Off I80)

Fairfield Inn (North)
I55 & Route 30

Hampton Inn
1521 Riverboat Center Dr

Hampton Inn
3555 Mall Loop Drive
Hollywood Casino Hotel
777 Hollywood Blvd
Joliet, IL 60436
Holiday Inn
Off I80 at Larkin

Ramada Inn
I55 and Rte 30

Motel 6
1850 McDonough St

Motel 6
3551 Mall Loop Dr

Wingate Inn (I55 & 52)
101 McDonald Avenue

Red Roof Inns
I80 & Larkin

Misc. Area Hotels:

Bel Air Motel
1103 Plainfield Road

Joliet Inn
19747 Frontage Rd

Elk’s Motel
Rt. 55 & 52nd Street

Fireside Resort Hotel
I55 & Rt .52

Sun Motel
140 S. Hickory St


July 13
Braidwood Station

Braidwood Generating Station, located near Braidwood in Northeast Illinois, is a two-unit nuclear generating facility capable of generating 1,120 net megawatts per unit. Together the units produce enough power to support the electricity needs of over 2 million average American homes.

The station is built on a 4,457-acre site, and its cooling lake was formed from scarred farming land and an old strip mine. Its Units 1 and 2 are pressurized water reactors designed by Westinghouse and began commercial operation in July and October 1988, respectively.


July 13

You need 2 forms of ID. One must be a valid government issued photo ID (Valid {NOT EXPIRED} Driver’s License, State ID, or Passport), and the other should be your social security card, or ORIGINAL birth certificate. Senior HP techs must take the Nuclear Utilities Fundamentals Exam (NUF) and pass with a grade of 80% or better, unless you are either an NRRPT “active participant”, or have taken the NUF within the past 4 years and passed with 80%. NRRPT and prior test results must be verified, so bring your NRRPT certificate with you, or know where and when you last passed the NUF, in case it is not recorded in PADS. If we cannot verify your status, you will be required to take the test about midweek. Juniors will be required to take a theory exam. Study material can be found at Study sections RP-3 and RP-5.
Hard hats and safety glasses are available, however if you have your own favorites, they are acceptable as long as they meet ANSI standards. If you have been issued hardhats at a previous outage, please bring it with you. No shortpants are allowed in training. You must have on longpants and a sleeved shirt. Composite toe or Steel toe shoes are required. Work shoes must be worn during in-processing. Scrubs are provided on-site. Bank runs and other off-site errands will be very hard to accommodate during the first couple days of training, especially for non-returnees, as the in-processing schedule for those days is fairly tight.


July 13
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