Preserving habitats and biodiversity
All living things matter.
We have a variety of plants and animals in our shared environment, but habitat and biodiversity are more than that. All living things are vital to the ecosystems in which they live.
Aquatic ecosystems and migratory fish passages
For our facilities with dams in fish migration areas, we have evaluated and installed lifts or ladders, depending on the need, to allow migrating fish to travel upstream. In 2020, 17 species of fish passed through the Conowingo East Fish Lift (EFL) for a total of 49,469 fish, including the 485 American shad. This year represented the 30th season of fish passage operations and the 24th year of volitional fish passage at the EFL.
Terrestrial habitats and wildlife
Our generating stations and rights-of-way traverse thousands of acres of land, which we carefully manage to protect habitats of plant and animal species. As we manage vegetation around transmission lines, we also work to benefit plants and wildlife that require open, low-growing habitats.
Exelon has a longstanding partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council to restore and enhance wildlife habitats at our facilities and where we have rights-of-way. Exelon has been a member of the council for more than 15 years and maintains 50 WHC sites and 70 National Wildlife Federation certified sites.