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2014-04-01 16:21:24

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three nuclear energy plants owned by Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC today officially joined Exelon Generation's fleet of nuclear plants, expanding what was already the nation's largest commercial nuclear operation. The three CENG plants include five reactors capable of generating more than 4,200 megawatts at full power. They include: -- R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario, NY, a single 583-megawatt pressurized...

2014-03-12 12:22:34

CHICAGO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has a free guide for voters as scores of Illinois communities prepare to hold March 18 referenda asking residents if they want local leaders to negotiate power prices with ComEd or Ameren competitors. CUB's Guide to Municipal Electricity Aggregation is at www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org. "Electricity choice must be informed choice," CUB Executive Director David Kolata said Wednesday. "Whether you vote...

2014-03-06 16:23:50

AUSTIN, Texas, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SolarBridge Technologies (SolarBridge), the leading provider of microinverters and monitoring technology for TrueAC(TM) solar systems, announced today it has closed a $42 million round of funding led by Constellation Technology Ventures, part of Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. The funding will be used to expand sales and marketing and continue the company's focus on research and development as...

2014-03-05 20:20:33

Award for Top Utility Leader Presented at Ceremony in Washington, D.C. CHICAGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore was named Utility Industry CEO of the Year by Energy Central, publisher of EnergyBiz magazine, at a gathering this week in Washington, D.C. Martin Rosenberg, editor-in-chief of the magazine, said Pramaggiore was selected, among other reasons, based on the company's success in securing passage of the Energy Infrastructure...

2014-02-07 20:20:27

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exelon Generation's nuclear fleet continued to produce electricity around the clock and was unaffected by ice, snow storms and frigid temperatures that dominated the first month of 2014. Exelon's 10 nuclear power plants in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey operated continuously throughout January, producing more than 12 million megawatt-hours of electricity, enough to power more than 16 million average American homes. Exelon's...

2014-01-30 16:22:45

ComEd launches "The Power of One" campaign CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diane Latiker, a mother of eight and grandmother to 13, began her outreach by opening her home as a safe haven to kids on the block. Her compassion to help a few has created an award-winning non-profit organization, "Kids off the Block," dedicated to providing more than 1,500 young people positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, truancy, violence, and the juvenile justice system. Today she has a center...

2014-01-28 16:21:21

Utility also offers financial assistance to customers in need CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the record cold temperatures in northern Illinois, ComEd has taken extra steps to ensure the electrical system is functioning as effectively as possible to meet the extraordinary needs of customers during this period. "ComEd understands the impact a loss of electrical service can have on customers - especially with the extreme weather that can also place stress on the system," said...

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...

2014-01-15 16:21:29

Green Region grants offered throughout ComEd service territory CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green spaces in northern Illinois will be even greener later this year thanks to cash grants distributed by ComEd and Openlands. The organizations are partnering for a second year to issue a total of $150,000 in Green Region grants to municipalities located in ComEd's service territory. Green Region is an environmental program offering cash grants to eligible municipalities for...

2013-12-03 12:22:16

Smart meter installation creating new opportunities CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd announced today that work related to the Smart Grid program resulted in 2,872 full-time equivalent jobs in the third quarter of 2013. These include more than 900 direct full-time equivalent jobs at the utility and its contractors as submitted in a report to the Illinois Commerce Commission, plus more than 1,900 induced full-time equivalent positions. The report showed that the grid...