Powering BIG TEN territory

 GE Hitachi gets $140 million Exelon outage services contract

 Exelon Generation has awarded a more than $140 million contract to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy extending integrated outage services to 18 reactors in the largest U.S. nuclear fleet. 
Located at 15 power plants across the Big Ten Conference –  from Nebraska to Maryland – the Exelon-operated reactor fleet has the capacity to generate more than 22,000 megawatts of electricitythe utility's website notes. 
GE Hitachi said the agreement continues 2014 contract providing a full portfolio of outage and inspection services to Exelon’s fleet of 15 boiling water reactors at nine power plants from 2018 through the completion of the spring 2021 outage season. 
In addition, GE Hitachi said, the contract extends service of the R.E. Ginna PWR – pressurized water reactor -- in Ontario, New York and adds the two PWRs at Calvert Cliffs in Lusby, Maryland.  
“Our partnership with Exelon is long-standing and we’re pleased to be chosen to continue to support the safe and efficient operation of plants that provide clean electricity to millions of homes and businesses,” said Lance Hall, Executive Vice President, Nuclear Services, GE Hitachi. 
 “Whether it’s through outage services or our recently announced digital partnership, we’re excited to help Exelon deliver on the industry’s initiative to advance safety, reliability and economic performance.”   
In November, GE Power and Exelon recently signed an agreement through which GE’s entire suite of Predix software applications will be deployed across Exelon Generation’s fleet of nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, solar and natural gas facilities. The digital technology is being used to improve power plant reliability and performance.  
GE Nuclear, owner of 60 percent of GE Hitachi, is part of GE Power. 
--Jim Brumm