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Re: DOE Request for Information – Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Studying the Communications Requirements of Electric Utilities to Inform Federal Smart Grid Policy

Exelon Corporation (Exelon) hereby submits the following comments in response to the Request for Information ("RFI")1 by the Department of Energy ("Department" or "DOE") regarding the current and future communications requirements of utilities, including, but not limited to, the requirements of the Smart Grid in an effort to implement certain recommendations of the National Broadband Plan. Exelon Corporation is a holding company, located at 10 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois. Exelon Corporation owns Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) and PECO Energy Company (PECO). Together ComEd and PECO own transmission and distribution systems and serve over five million retail electric customers in northern Illinois and the Philadelphia area. Exelon Corporation also owns Exelon Generation, LLC (ExGen), which owns or controls approximately 33,000 MW of generating facilities.