Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) Press Statement:

Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:07pm EDT

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Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) Press Statement:

As of 7 p.m. EDT, the CENG Calvert Cliffs nuclear power facility in Lusby, Maryland remains at 100 percent power on both units. Two representatives from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are on-site. There is a large incident response team on-site closely monitoring the storm. We remain aligned with local, state and federal officials. Safety is our number one concern for our employees and their families, the plant and our surrounding communities.

Special thanks to our outstanding employees for the extraordinary job they have done preparing the facility for the storm.

Nuclear power plants are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions. Our facilities at Calvert Cliffs in Maryland, and R.E. Ginna and Nine Mile Point in New York have emergency safety procedures and back-up systems in place, which include early and extensive preparation for storms. We practice the plan routinely. As the storm progresses, we will comply with the NRC’s rigorous safety requirements in evaluating plant conditions as the storm progresses.

At this time, we are not experiencing hurricane force winds at our Calvert site.

We will continue monitor Hurricane Irene throughout the night and into Sunday.

CENG (a joint venture of Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: CEG) and EDF Group, SA) is based in Baltimore, Maryland. CEG owns 50.01% of CENG and is a leading supplier of energy products and services to wholesale and retail electric and natural gas customers. EDF 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.

Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG)
Mark Sullivan
CENG Media Line, 410-470-2364 (CENG)

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