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Southeast Chicago Energy Project<div class="intro-content copy-section">​​​​​Southeast Chicago Energy Project Generating Station is operated by Exelon Power, a business unit of Exelon Generation. It is an 8-unit, 296-megawatt, natural gas-fueled generation facility located in Chicago, Illinois. </div><div class="copy-section"><p>Exelon Generation owns and operates a number of intermediate and peaking fossil power plants in several states, including Pennsylvania, Maryland and Illinois. These units are used as needed for peak demand periods and load balancing.</p><p>Southeast Chicago Energy Project was built as a joint effort between Exelon and PERC Power Generation, a unit of Peoples Energy Corporation, and was completed in 2002. Exelon now has 100% ownership of the plant.</p><p>Southeast Chicago Energy Project is a Level-1 Blackstart Facility—​meaning it can be restarted without outside power. In the event of a major power system failure, Southeast Chicago Energy Project will be used to re-energize the electric system and bring other regional power plants back online.</p><p>One of the first new gas-fired facilities sited within the city of Chicago, it was hailed as one of the cleanest, most modern and efficient power plants in the United States. The 8-unit facility provides much needed peak generation to the city of Chicago during periods of high electric demand in the summer and winter months. Each unit at Southeast Chicago is rated at 37 MW and runs on natural gas.</p></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Exelon Generation's culture and business practice make us safety-first</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>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. </p><p>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. </p><p>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.</p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div>​ <div class="section-header"><h4>Supporting the Local Economy​</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>Exelon Power's plants pay local real estate taxes every year to support county and township government, area schools, libraries, park districts and other taxing bodies where our plants are located.</p></div></div></div></div>Southeast Chicago Energy Project



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