Exelon advances power projects, including Maryland units

Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) said July 31 that construction of two gas-fired 60-MW units at the Perryman Generating station in Hartford County, Md., began on July 1, with commercial operation scheduled to begin in 2015.

Exelon noted a few of its power plant development projects, like the new Perryman units, in its July 31 release of second-quarter 2014 earnings.

Perryman is owned and operated by Exelon Power, a business unit of Exelon Generation. It is a five-unit, 353-MW fossil plant located in Baltimore. Four of the units at Perryman are oil-fired combustion turbines. The fifth is fueled by natural gas. The units at Perryman are used for peaking. Perryman joined Exelon Power’s fleet in 2012 through Exelon’s merger with Constellation.

Also, in the renewables area, the 50.4-MW Beebe 1B wind project in Gratiot, Mich., and 40-MW Fourmile Ridge wind project in Garrett County, Md., both began construction in the second quarter of 2014, with commercial operation expected by the fourth quarter.

The remaining two blocks of the 230-MW Antelope Valley Solar Ranch project in California – Block 1 (28 MW) and Block 2 (20 MW) – were officially turned over to Exelon on June 19, the company added.

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