February 16, 2012
Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the proposed merger between Exelon Corp. and Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (CEG), including the indirect transfer of operating licenses for five commercial nuclear power plants and two spent fuel storage installations.
The merger would result in Exelon indirectly owning 50.01 percent of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG), which is jointly owned by CEG and EDF, Inc., a subsidiary of Electricité de France SA. CENG currently holds operating licenses for five nuclear power plants – Calvert Cliffs 1 and 2, Nine Mile Point 1 and 2, and R.E. Ginna – as well as independent spent fuel storage installations at Calvert Cliffs and Ginna. EDF will continue to own the remaining 49.99 percent of the facilities. Existing Exelon licenses will not be affected.
Exelon and CENG requested NRC consent to the merger in May 2011. Approvals have been granted by the New York Public Service Commission, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and the U.S. Department of Justice. It must still be approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Maryland Public Service Commission.
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