DALLAS, April 29, 2002 — Exelon Generation and TXU Corp. have announced the completion of the sale of two TXU Energy power plants located in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas to Exelon for $443 million. The sales agreement was first announced in December 2001.
The sale includes the 893-megawatt Mountain Creek Steam Electric Station in Dallas and the 1,441-megawatt Handley Steam Electric Station in Fort Worth.
Exelon Generation now holds the operating permits for Mountain Creek and Handley Generating Stations. Exelon Power, the fossil and hydro operating unit within Exelon Generation, will operate the two natural gas fired facilities. Exelon Power Team will market the output of the two facilities.
“Producing electricity in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner is the foundation of Exelon’s operating principles,” said Christine Jacobs, president of Exelon Power.
“The addition of these two facilities expand Power Team’s national portfolio and further strengthens our abilities within the ERCOT (Electric Reliability Counsel of Texas, Inc.) system,” said Ian McLean, president of Exelon Power Team.
“The sale of these two plants allows TXU Energy to carry out its strategy of expanding beyond Texas,” said Brian Dickie, president North America, TXU Energy. “We plan to move forward in building dynamic energy portfolios in the Northeast and Midwest. TXU Energy’s strong commitment and experience in the Texas energy market will serve as a foundation for success in North America.”
The sale will provide the Mountain Creek and Handley Generating Station employees with an opportunity to join Exelon, one of the nation’s largest utility services companies, one which is a major operator of fossil, hydro, and nuclear generation facilities.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the largest competitive electric generation companies in the United States, as measured by owned and controlled megawatts. As of the end of 2001, Exelon Generation owned or was invested in approximately 40,000 megawatts of generating resources, through three business units: Exelon Nuclear, which owns or has investments in 19 nuclear units in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Exelon Power, which owns or has investments in coal, natural gas, oil, landfill gas and hydro generation assets, consisting of 124 intermediate and peaking units, and Exelon Power Team, Exelon’s wholesale marketing and energy-based financial trading operation, doing business in all of the contiguous 48 states and in Canada and Mexico. In 2001, Exelon Generation, headquartered in Kennett Square, Pa., had assets of $8.2 billion, revenues of $7.0 billion, and approximately 7,200 employees.
TXU is a provider of electric and natural gas services, merchant energy trading, energy marketing, energy delivery, telecommunications, and energy-related services. With $42 billion in assets and $28 billion in annual revenue, TXU is one of the most influential energy services companies in the world. TXU is the number one competitive energy retailer in the United States and one of the largest globally, owns or controls extensive competitive generation around the world, and ranks among the top five energy traders globally. TXU, which sells 335 million megawatt hours of electricity and 2.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas annually, serves 11 million customers worldwide, primarily in the US, Europe and Australia. Visit www.txu.com for more information.