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Outage Information > Dresden
May 20
BHI Energy/Power Services Rad Techs -- Welcome to D2R26!

For all BHI Energy/Power Services folks coming to Dresden’s Outage, first let me say Thank you. My name is Marta Overstreet and I will be the Site Coordinator. The report time is 0700 for your first day. We will be either at the Services and Training Center (STC), or the Dresden Trng Bldg for RP training. If you have to go to STC, follow the directions below.The address for STC is 36400 S. Essex Road Wilmington, IL 60481.
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 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, please stop by to see me before going to your first class.  I will have BHI Energy in processing paperwork for you to fill out.
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.
If you have a shift preference, please email me at  I will try to accomodate shift preference when possible.
The outage is scheduled to begin 10/28/19. The outage duration is approx. 16 days. During the outage we will work seven twelve’s. Prior to the outage we will work five eight’s (40 hours per week) with limited overtime. Please review the entries below for dress requirements, motel information and more.
The use of cell phone cameras is prohibited on company property, or company sponsored events. Photographing and videotaping on company property, must be in compliance with site security procedures.







May 20

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 be current on NISP trng, if any STE's are needed, they will have to be scheduled.  If you are either an NRRPT “active participant”, or  NRRPT and prior test results must be verified, so bring your NRRPT certificate with you.
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. Safety shoes are required. Your work shoe must have a sturdy leather upper and defined heel. No sneakers or open toed shoes are allowed. Work shoes must be worn during in-processing. Scrubs are provided on-site. Dresden does not permit you to bring your own scrubs or wear theirs offsite. 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.

March 11

​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.

July 13

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 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.
Look at the link on the left for lodging as well as the list below. Folks stay in Morris, Dwight, Joliet and Braidwood.
If you have any questions not addressed on the blog, please feel free to call or email me. My email address is and my cell phone is 815-830-2029.

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
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July 13
Dresden Generating Station

​ Dresden Generating Station, located in rural Grundy County in Northern Illinois, is home to the nation's first full-scale, privately financed nuclear power plant, which began operation in 1960. Capable of generating 210 megawatts of electricity before its retirement in 1978, Dresden Unit 1 is designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society.

Dresden Units 2 and 3 began commercial operation in June 1970 and November 1971, respectively. In October of 2004, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission renewed the operating licenses for both units for an additional 20 years, extending them to 2029 and 2031. Both units contain boiling water reactors designed by General Electric. Each unit is capable of generating 912 megawatts of electricity, which together can produce enough power to support the electricity needs of over 1 million average American homes.