Exelon’s 1,231-MW Wolf Hollow II project due for start-up in December 2016

Wolf Hollow II Power LLC, which is building a 1,231-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.

The company is developing and will own and operate an approximately 1,231 MW (nameplate) natural gas-fired facility located in Hood County, Texas. The facility will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Oncor Electric Delivery Co. and will be 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.

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

Senior executives from Exelon GenerationAlstomGeneral Electric and Zachry were joined in July 2015 by community leaders to officially break ground on the construction of a new combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) at Exelon’s Wolf Hollow Generating Station. The new CCGT will provide an additional capacity to the existing 704-MW natural gas plant. The new unit will be one of the most environmentally friendly and efficient CCGTs in the state and the nation, using General Electric’s most advanced gas turbine technology and an air cooling system, eliminating the use of water to cool the unit.

Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC), headquartered in Chicago, does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

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