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The two companies that will emerge from the approaching separation of Exelon Generation's regulated utility and competitive energy businesses have set out their respective plans at separate analyst events this week. Exelon will become the USA's largest transmission and distribution (T&D) utility serving some 10 million customers across seven different regulatory jurisdictions. Constellation will be the largest producer of carbon-free electricity in the country.

Date: Thursday, 13 January 2022
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Exelon Generation has announced plans for more than USD300 million-worth of capital projects at its Byron and Dresden plants, and hiring 650 employees, following the state of Illinois's passage of clean energy legislation. Separately, the company has today announced the senior leadership of the two businesses that will result from the separation of its regulated utility and competitive energy businesses. The regulated business is to be called Exelon and the competitive business Constellation.

Date: Saturday, 02 October 2021
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A clean energy bill, Senate Bill 2408, which includes a plan to prevent closure of the Byron NPP was adopted by the Illinois House of Representatives on 9 September after hours of debate by 83 votes to 33.

Date: Tuesday, 14 September 2021
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Chicago-based Exelon on 16 June notified the PJM electricity transmission organisation that it plans to take the two units of the Byron NPP offline in September. PJM is a regional transmission organisation that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of 13 US states, including Illinois, and the District of Columbia.

Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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US power company Exelon announced on 24 February that its Board of Directors had approved a plan to separate Exelon Utilities (RemainCo), comprising the company’s six regulated electric and gas utilities, and Exelon Generation (SpinCo), its competitive power generation and customer-facing energy businesses, “into two publicly traded companies with the resources necessary to best serve customers and sustain long-term investment and operating excellence”. 

Date: Wednesday, 03 March 2021
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Exelon Corporation plans to separate its regulated utility and competitive energy businesses into two publicly traded companies, creating the USA's biggest fully regulated transmission and distribution utility, as well as its largest carbon-free power producer.

Date: Friday, 26 February 2021
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US-based Exelon Generation has announced that it intends to retire its Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants in Illinois in autumn 2021.

Date: Tuesday, 01 September 2020
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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has approved Exelon Generation Company’s application for an additional 20 years of operation for the Peach Bottom-2 and -3 nuclear power units in Pennsylvania.

The renewed licences authorise reactor operation from 60 to 80 years.

The NRC approved initial licence renewals of 20 years for both units in May 2003, with Unit 2 licensed to operate until 8 August 2033 and Unit 3 until 2 July 2034. Those dates have now been extended by 20 years. The new Peach Bottom-2 subsequent licence expires on 8 August 2053 and the Peach Bottom-3 licence on 2 July, 2054.

Both units are 1,308-MW boiling water reactors. Peach Bottom-2 began commercial operation in July 1974 and Peach Bottom-3 in December 1974.

Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2020
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French nuclear company Framatome said on 9 October that, together with US company Lockheed Martin it had completed the installation and site acceptance testing of a new Engineered Safety Features Actuation System (ESFAS) replacement for unit 2 of Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant.

Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
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Westinghouse Electric has loaded its EnCore accident-tolerant fuel at Exelon Generation’s Byron-2 nuclear power plant in Illinois, the company said in a statement

Westinghouse said this is the first insertion of EnCore fuel assemblies into a commercial nuclear power plant.

The operation was carried out during a scheduled refuelling outage at Byron-2.

Westinghouse said the two lead test assemblies contain chromium-coated zirconium cladding for enhanced oxidation and corrosion resistance, higher density fuel pellets for improved fuel economics, and uranium silicide pellets.

Date: Thursday, 12 September 2019
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