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Economic distress for Exelon’s 4 nuclear plants in Illinois

A look at Exelon’s 4 economically challenged nuclear plants in Illinois,  S & P Global, Author, Anna Duquiatan,  25 Sep 20,  Exelon Corp.-owned nuclear power plants in Illinois eyed for early retirement have had declining financial margins of late, according to an analysis using S&P Global Market Intelligence’s plant-level production cost model. ………

Exelon Generation Co. LLC announced Aug. 27 that it plans to retire its 2,346-MW Byron and 1,805-MW Dresden nuclear power stations in September 2021 and November 2021, respectively.

The Exelon Corp. subsidiary added that the 2,384-MW Braidwood Generating Station and 2,313-MW LaSalle County Generating Station are “also at high risk for premature closure,” though the company has not yet projected any closure dates for those plants………

The two-unit Dresden plant in Grundy County, the first of the four northern Illinois plants to enter service, in the early 1970s, is licensed to operate until 2029 and 2031. Braidwood in Will County, Byron in Ogle County, and LaSalle in LaSalle County all began operating in the mid- to late 1980s and are licensed to operate until the 2040s. …………..

Q2: U.S. Solar and Wind Power by the Numbers
Wrestling with the COVID-19 pandemic, solar project developers installed nearly three times as much solar power capacity in Q2’20 compared to the same period a year ago. Meanwhile, the U.S. wind industry posted one of its strongest second quarters on record in 2020, adding 2,369 MW of capacity, and the 2020 development pipeline stands strong at 30,554 MW.
Q2: U.S. Wind Power by the numbers

Essential Energy Insights – September, 2020

Numbers  Utility-Scale Solar Surge Reaches 1.6 GW in Q2

Utility-Scale Solar Surge Reaches 1.6 GW in Q2
Wrestling with the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. solar project developers installed nearly three times as much solar power capacity in the second quarter compared to the same period a year ago………..https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/a-look-at-exelon-s-4-economically-challenged-nuclear-plants-in-illinois-60342724

September 26, 2020 - Posted by | business and costs, USA

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