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Midwest ISO reviewing ComEd’s intention to withdraw

The Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. (MISO) stated today that it has been notified of Commonwealth Edison's intention to withdraw from the organization as a transmission owning member.

ComEd Works to Improve T&D System Reliability

Commonwealth Edison is making positive strides with its reliability improvement initiative, but there is still work to be done.

NRC gives its final approval for the transfer of PECO and ComEd nuclear plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) gave its final approval Friday on the proposed merger of PECO Energy Company and Unicom Corporation, parent company of Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), when it approved the request for the indirect transfer of licenses for both company's nuclear plants to Exelon Corporation, the holding company to be formed in connection with the proposed merger.

ComEd reliability improvement plan on schedule

ComEd is on schedule as it reaches the halfway point of the two-year, $1.5 billion reliability improvement plan it launched on September 15, 1999, after last summer's series of outages.

NRC Restores 47 Months to ComEd’s Dresden Unit 2 License

A request by ComEd to extend the operating license of its Dresden Unit 2 reactor for 47 months to recapture the construction period was approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) last week.

CUB Fights ComEd $726 Million Decommissioning Plan

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is asking state regulators to reject Commonwealth Edison's plan to charge consumers $726 million over the next six years for the future decommissioning of its nuclear power plants.

ComEd pledges to pay for interrupted service

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) announced a voluntary pilot program that will automatically pay its customers if it fails to live up to its commitment to reduce electric service interruptions, provide faster service restoration when outages do occur and deliver better communication with customers and governmental bodies about service-related issues.

Edison International buys ComEd generation:

Edison Internationalís recently formed independent power generating unit, Midwest Generation, assumed ownership of Commonwealth Edison`s fossil-fuel generating assets (total 9,510 MW) for $4.8 billion. The sale included six coal-fired generating plants (total 5,645 MW), the Collins Station (gas- and oil-fired, total 2,698 MW) and nine peaking unit sites (total 1,429 MW).

ComEd adds high-voltage underground cable

Commonwealth Edison Co. awarded W.A. Chester LLC, a unit of Potomac Electric Power Co., a fourth contract to install an additional 25 miles of high-voltage underground electric cable for a Chicago area project. When work is completed on the latest phase of this multi-million dollar project, W.A. Chester will have installed more than 100 miles of new, single conductor 138 kV solid dielectric cable.

ABB to rebuild ComEds T&D system:

ComEd awarded ABB Power T&D Co. a $100 million contract to supply and install cables, distribution transformers, high-voltage switchgear, power transformers, power lines and medium-voltage equipment to increase capacity levels at five Chicago substations-Northwest, Ohio, Kingsbury, Lakeview and Diversey. ABB`s work is an extension of ongoing work begun after this summer`s electrical equipment failures at some Chicago substations.