Nuclear Giant Exelon Wants to Invest in Wind Energy in Ohio

Exelon Corp is installing wind at a rapid pace, with 47 projects in 10 states — a total of 1,191 megawatts. It’s the 12th largest wind producer in the country, reports the Columbus Business Journal. Nearly 4 percent of its electricity portfolio comes from wind generation, it adds, noting that nuclear makes up two-thirds of it.

ComEd, Exelon Back New Energy Bill in Illinois

Exelon Generation and Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) announced on May 5 that they plan to support comprehensive legislation – called the Next Generation Energy Plan – that will comprise major elements of three bills that did not win approval in the last session of the Illinois General Assembly. Among the anticipated benefits of the measure are lower costs for utility customers.

Dynegy Jumps into FirstEnergy, AEP ‘Bailout’ Fray

“In response to the exorbitant and counter-productive subsidies currently under consideration for FirstEnergy and American Electric Power (AEP),” Houston-based Dynegy announced on January 12 that it is offering two counter-proposals to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) that it claims “will save the state’s … Read more…

Prices and Reliability Up, with PJM’s First Capacity Performance Auction

The first PJM Interconnection capacity auction to include the new Capacity Performance requirement attracted a strong response from resources prepared to meet the new pay-for-performance standards, the regional transmission operator reported on August 21. Under Capacity Performance, generators that pledge to make their capacity available … Read more…

Exelon Breaks Ground on 1,000 MW Natural Gas Plant in Texas

Natural gas production in the lower 48 states got another boost on July 9 – continuing the US growth trend. Senior executives from utility giant Exelon Generation, power and grid suppliers Alstom and General Electric, and construction and engineering provider Zachry officially broke ground on … Read more…

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