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Constellation to Build 650 MW Plant in Illinois

Constellation to Build 650 MW Plant in Illinois

Constellation Power Source's affiliate Holland Energy LLC, plans to commence construction next month on a 650 MW natural gas-fired generating facility to be located in Holland Township, IL. The power will be used to meet the needs of the wholesale power market.

"Deregulation of electric markets across the country is creating opportunities to meet wholesale energy demands in growing regions like the Midwest," said Charles W. Shivery, president of Constellation Power Source. "Constellation Power Source is looking for the best fit, where the availability of additional energy will meet the needs of the community, the market, and our company. The Holland Energy project fits that strategy perfectly."

The $250 million facility should start generating electricity and begin commercial operation in June 2002. The Holland Energy plant will cover 50 acres of land in Shelby County, IL.

Constellation Power Source currently owns interests in 28 smaller power projects and plants across the nation.

On June 12, Constellation Power Source announced that it would build a $100 million peaking plant near Bristol, Va., and on July 5, the company released its plan to construct a $130 million 300 MW natural gas-fired facility in University Park, 30 miles south of Chicago.

Alex Steis

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