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2014-01-27 16:21:07

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exelon Generation's 10 nuclear power plants in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey produced 134 million net megawatt-hours of electricity in 2013, the highest annual production ever for the nation's largest operator of commercial nuclear reactors. The new generation record exceeded the previous record, set in 2007 by the same plants, by 1.6 million megawatt-hours. A megawatt-hour is a million watts flowing for an hour. The 2013...

2010-08-23 10:28:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the next few weeks, Exelon Corp. will undertake the first segment of a massive spending program in Illinois that will create more than 4,200 full-time and "full-time equivalent" positions over the next 5 years in the Illinois cities and counties that house Exelon nuclear facilities. Beginning in September, Exelon will launch the first of 101 individual projects in a $4.6 billion spending program that includes the decommissioning of the...

2010-05-28 10:16:00

WARRENVILLE, Ill., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Charles "Chip" Pardee, president and chief nuclear officer of Exelon Nuclear and senior vice president, Exelon Generation since 2007, has been promoted to chief operating officer of Exelon Generation, the company announced today as part of a senior executive realignment within Exelon Generation, LLC. Pardee will have overall responsibility for Exelon Generation's power generation fleet, which includes the Exelon Nuclear and Exelon Power...

2009-12-02 07:52:00

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Exelon Power (NYSE: EXC) announced today that it has notified PJM Interconnection of its intention to permanently retire Units 1 and 2 at Cromby Generating Station and Units 1 and 2 at Eddystone Generating Station, effective May 31, 2011. Following these retirements, Eddystone Station will remain in service, operating six units capable of generating 820 megawatts. Cromby Station will close when its units permanently retire. In the...

2008-10-29 15:00:24

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Exelon Generation Company, LLC, announced today that it has acquired the rights to purchase 198 MW of output from the 396 MW Twin Groves Wind Farm in Bloomington, Ill., about 150 miles southwest of Chicago. Exelon purchased the "off take" agreement, or rights to buy power from the wind farm, from Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc. The deal closed on Sept. 30. Horizon Wind Energy, LLC, a leading wind energy company, owned by...

2008-10-27 09:00:35

CORDOVA, Ill., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the Quad Cities Generating Station declared an "unusual event" at 3:03 a.m., after a gas explosion occurred inside the vestibule of an outbuilding near the plant early this morning. Both Quad Cities units continue to operate at full power. The outbuilding, about 100 yards from the power generating portion of the plant, houses a rarely used tank and pump for storing floor drainage from the plant. There were no injuries to plant...

2008-10-15 12:00:18

Who: Texans for a Sound Energy Policy Alliance, TSEPA (www.tsepanow.com), a group that supports Texas energy supply policies that are reasonable, sustainable and environmentally sound. What: Citizen March at Exelon Headquarters. Texans tell Exelon "Don't Mess with Texas Water" in opposition to a proposed nuclear plant near Victoria, TX. Where: Outside Exelon Corporation 10 South Dearborn Street Chicago, Illinois 60680...

2008-09-03 18:00:34

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuclear Energy for Texans (NET) applauds Exelon Generation for filing today its first new nuclear plant application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a site in Victoria County, Texas. Texas is expecting a surge in electricity demand over the next 20 years as the population continues to expand. Independent studies show that the need for power in the state is expected to grow 48 percent by 2030. NET believes nuclear energy must be a...

2008-06-18 12:00:51

Alstom, a global leader in power generation, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., to supply and install steam turbine retrofit equipment at three of Exelon's nuclear power generation facilities. Those facilities are Quad Cities (Cordova, IL), Dresden (Grundy County, IL) and Peach Bottom (York County, PA). Exelon operates the largest nuclear fleet in the nation and third largest fleet in the...


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