Exelon Generation Will Purchase Wind Power From Illinois

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Exelon Generation Co. LLC has acquired the rights to purchase 198 MW of output from the 396 MW Twin Groves Wind Farm in Bloomington, Ill. Exelon purchased the rights to buy power from the wind farm from Constellation Energy Commodities Group Inc. Horizon Wind Energy LLC will continue to own and operate the Twin Groves Wind Farm, which went into commercial operations in January. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

‘This transaction is another step in our effort to bring renewable, low-carbon energy to the marketplace,’ says Kenneth Cornew, senior vice president of Exelon. ‘The agreement boosts Exelon Generation's average annual purchase of wind power to approximately one million MWh, enough electricity to power nearly 100,000 homes. Along with nuclear power, energy efficiency, and other renewable sources, wind power is an important part of our company's efforts to address climate change.’

The addition of the clean energy produced by Twin Groves brings Exelon Generation's wind power portfolio to 352 MW.

SOURCE: Exelon Generation Co. LLC

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