Exelon’s 1,230-MW Colorado Bend II project due for December 2016 startup

Colorado Bend II Power LLC, which has nearly completed a 1,230-MW project in Texas, on Nov. 1 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of its status as an exempt wholesale generator.

Colorado Bend II is developing and will own and operate an approximately 1,230 MW (nameplate) natural gas-fired facility located in Wharton County, Texas. The facility will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Centerpoint Energy Houston Electric LLC and located within the footprint of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

It is currently anticipated that the production of test power will start in December 2016 and commercial operation is expected in the second quarter of 2017. This project company, which is a unit of Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC), will register as a power generation company with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. It will be engaged directly and exclusively in the business of owning and operating the facility and selling electric energy at wholesale, except to the extent that it may engage in certain activities incidental to the sale of electricity.

A company contact is: Vincenzo Franco, Associate General Counsel, Exelon Corp., 111 Market Place, Suite 500 Baltimore, MD 21202, (410) 470-2593, vincenzo.franco@exeloncorp.com.

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