Colorado Bend II's gas turbines are the most advanced gas turbines designed, making them two of the cleanest, most efficient combined-cycle gas turbine units in the country. The new units use air for cooling instead of water, which is important in drought-prone Texas.
Colorado Bend II employees give generously to the community through a variety of charitable activities including Just Do it Now, Wharton County Food Bank, Operation Warm, and Toys For Tots.
All Exelon Generation facilities employ sophisticated emergency response plans to protect public health and safety. Plans are reviewed and approved by state governments and federal regulatory agencies. Emergency planning includes coordination with local and municipal officials, and thousands of volunteers and first responders
To protect the safety and health of our employees, contractors, customers and communities, we've implemented a number of initiatives to promote safe behaviors both on and off the job.
Exelon has a safety behavior observation program and focused initiatives on areas of high risk. We offer safety training, which is integrated with leadership development programs for supervisors and managers, as well as new employee orientation. And the safety peer group identifies successful pilot programs or new practices that can then be adopted by the entire organization.
Colorado Bend II Generating Station pays local real estate taxes every year to support county and township government, area schools, libraries, park districts and other taxing bodies.