Constellation Energy Nuclear Group Employees Win EPRI Technology Transfer Award

  Constellation Energy Nuclear Group Employees Win EPRI Technology Transfer
  Award

  Team members recognized for developing a proactive component obsolescence
                                   program

Business Wire

BALTIMORE -- January 31, 2013

Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) employees Laura Farrell and Tim
Rogers recently were honored for their work in applying research and
development by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Farrell and
Rogers received an EPRI Technology Transfer Award, given annually to EPRI
members who have led technology transfer efforts on behalf of their companies
and the industry at large. The award was presented during meetings of EPRI’s
nuclear advisors in Savannah, Georgia during the week of January 28.

Pictured are Elliott Flick, CENG Fleet General Manager - Engineering; EPRI
Technology Transfer Award ...

Pictured are Elliott Flick, CENG Fleet General Manager - Engineering; EPRI
Technology Transfer Award Winner and CENG Engineer Laura Farrell; and Marc
Tannenbaum, EPRI's lead on the obsolescence guidance document used in
establishing CENG's obsolescence program. Not pictured is Tim Rogers, EPRI
Technology Transfer Award Winner and CENG Director - Supply Planning &
Assurance. (Photo: Business Wire)

Farrell and Rogers used EPRI guidance to shift CENG’s management of
obsolescence issues from a reactive approach to a proactive approach. CENG
previously had no formal obsolescence program. The EPRI guidance enabled
Farrell and Rogers to clarify roles, define an obsolescence management
process, develop prioritization examples and implement key performance
indicators. The lessons learned captured in the EPRI report helped CENG avoid
obstacles that other utilities had experienced and identify useful
implementation tools, such as system health reports.

“Equipment Reliability is a major focus area for our organization and it is
exciting to be recognized by EPRI for our efforts,” offers Gene Van Slyke,
CENG’s Senior Vice President of Support Services. “Obsolescence issues remain
a major challenge for the nuclear industry and we appreciate the recognition
as we develop solutions that not only benefit CENG’s performance, but the
performance of every nuclear energy facility in the country. We are only
beginning our journey in resolving these challenging issues and are encouraged
by the EPRI recognition that validates our commitment to excellence.”

“The vision, hard work and leadership demonstrated by Laura and Tim highlights
how collaboration between EPRI and its members can address key industry
issues,” says Neil Wilmshurst, Vice President of Nuclear at EPRI. “The
visibility of the obsolescence issue at each of the CENG sites has improved
significantly, with each site being more informed about the tools available
for managing obsolescence.”

EPRI presented its 2012 Technology Transfer Awards to 49 individuals,
representing 14 nuclear plant owners/operators worldwide. The awards span a
wide array of technology transfer activities, from the early adoption of
advanced chemistry technologies and the use of EPRI technology to maintain
safe shutdown at the Fukushima Daini plant following the 2011 earthquake and
tsunami in Japan, to the implementation of long-term asset management tools
across Korea’s nuclear fleet and the application of Standardized Task
Evaluations for qualification of supplemental workers at nuclear plants.

Tim Rogers, who has over 20 years of Supply Chain experience at CENG, is a
Director of Supply Planning and Assurance and Laura Farrell, a newly-hired
Engineer at CENG’s Ginna station, started with CENG as an intern in 2009 and
recently joined the company full time.

About Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG)

CENG (a joint venture between subsidiaries of Exelon Corporation (Exelon -
NYSE: EXC) and Electricité de France, SA (EDF)) is based in Baltimore,
Maryland. Exelon, through its subsidiaries, owns 50.01% of CENG and is the
nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with operations in 47 states,
the District of Columbia and Canada. EDF, through its subsidiaries, owns
49.99% of CENG and is developing strategies in North America in nuclear,
renewables and trading. CENG is a leading producer of safe and reliable
nuclear power. The company owns and operates five nuclear reactors at three
sites in New York and Maryland. CENG’s core values are nuclear and personal
safety. Nuclear energy – America’s largest source of clean-air, carbon-free,
reliable electricity, producing no greenhouse gases – accounts for more than
20 percent of U.S.-produced electricity, powering one in five homes and
businesses across the United States.

About EPRI

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts
research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of
electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit
organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as
experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity,
including reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety and the
environment. EPRI's members represent approximately 90 percent of the
electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international
participation extends to more than 30 countries. EPRI's principal offices and
laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville,
Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.

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Contact:

Constellation Energy Nuclear Group
Cindy Angus, 410-470-1996
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