Exelon warns Cordova nuclear power plant could close in 2017
MOLINE — Exelon could close its Quad Cities Generating Station near Cordova in 2017 if Illinois lawmakers do not approve a new energy bill this fall, according to William Stoermer, of the company.
Stoermer also said Exelon must be able to successfully sell its power at upcoming energy auctions, the first scheduled for Friday.
The auctions hosted by PJM — the Northern Illinois Regional Transmission Operator that supplies power to parts of 13 states — are designed to ensure enough energy is available to meet customer demand, Stoermer said. PJM is planning three auctions within four weeks of each other.
Stoermer said Friday’s auction is for power distribution in 2018-19.