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Community members in #Illinois fight for nuclear energy plant

Community members in Illinois fight for nuclear energy plant ROCKFORD, ILL. Community leaders, residents and elected officials in Illinois are working to keep a nuclear energy company from closing its plant. In August, Exelon announced that it would close its Byron nuclear power plant in September 2021 and the Dresden Generating Station in Morris two … Continue reading Community members in #Illinois fight for nuclear energy plant

#PECO: Billions of investment at risk with Pennsylvania court’s rejection of smart meter mandate

PECO: Billions of investment at risk with Pennsylvania court’s rejection of smart meter mandate Smart meters are widely considered to be safe, but energy companies often make accommodations for customers who do not want RF exposure. The Commonwealth Court concluded that a group of customers fighting to have the meters removed from their property had … Continue reading #PECO: Billions of investment at risk with Pennsylvania court’s rejection of smart meter mandate

FERC affirms Exelon can recover LNG facility’s costs from ratepayers

FERC affirms Exelon can recover LNG facility’s costs from ratepayers New York — Exelon’s Mystic River 8 and 9 natural gas-fired units will be authorized to recover nearly all of the Everett Marine LNG Terminal’s fixed operating costs under a series of orders issued July 17 by a split Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. At issue … Continue reading FERC affirms Exelon can recover LNG facility’s costs from ratepayers

Political power and financial might: energy lobbyists in the US

Political power and financial might: energy lobbyists in the US US energy firm Exelon has been swept by a raft of controversies, from state investigations to private lawsuits, based around its alleged breaking of lobbying laws and failure to disclose its political connections. We consider the court case, and what this could mean for lobbying … Continue reading Political power and financial might: energy lobbyists in the US

There’s plenty of pain in store for Exelon, too, if it shutters nukes

There’s plenty of pain in store for Exelon, too, if it shutters nukes Making good on his threat to close four nuclear plants if he doesn’t get what he wants out of Springfield isn’t going to be entirely up to CEO Chris Crane. It sounded ominous—Exelon CEO Chris Crane’s Halloween threat to close four Illinois … Continue reading There’s plenty of pain in store for Exelon, too, if it shutters nukes

Outage at Exelon ‘s #Mystic_plant drove tight ISO-NE Labor Day conditions

Outage at Exelon’s Mystic plant drove tight ISO-NE Labor Day conditions The outage at the Mystic plant, located in Boston, highlights the issues at stake in contentious debates over fuel security in New England and grid resilience at FERC. On Sept. 3, ISO-NE implemented emergency operating procedures, purchasing power from neighboring regions and calling for … Continue reading Outage at Exelon ‘s #Mystic_plant drove tight ISO-NE Labor Day conditions

Oldest operating nuclear plant in country to retire Monday

Oldest operating nuclear plant in country to retire Monday The oldest operating nuclear plant in the nation is set to retire on Monday. The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, which is 50 miles east of Philadelphia, will stop producing electricity shy of 50 years of production. According to a release for the U.S. Energy Information … Continue reading Oldest operating nuclear plant in country to retire Monday

Your electric bill keeps rising, and the power market’s leading referee now is calling foul

Your electric bill keeps rising, and the power market’s leading referee now is calling foul A bombshell analysis by the market monitor for the multi-state region, including the Chicago area, found that the rules governing power generators weren’t strong enough to prevent a “non-competitive” result in a crucial electricity auction in May. Chicagoans will pay … Continue reading Your electric bill keeps rising, and the power market’s leading referee now is calling foul