Hillabee went into full commercial operation in 2009. The plant is fueled by clean-burning natural gas and uses combined cycle technology which recycles heat exhaust to create additional electricity with minimal waste and less water usage. The plant is also fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction technology which significantly reduces nitrogen oxide emissions. Hillabee joined Exelon Power’s fleet in 2012 as part of Exelon’s merger with Constellation.
All Exelon facilities employ sophisticated emergency response plans to protect public health and safety. These plans are reviewed and approved by state governments and regulatory agencies. The emergency planning includes coordination with local counties, municipalities and school districts.
Supporting the Local Economy
Hillabee Generating Station pays local real estate taxes every year to support county and township government, area schools, libraries, park districts and other taxing bodies.