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Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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Don't Let PG&E, SoCal Ed Earnings Fool You

LCG, Oct. 12, 2000Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Edison Co. are expected this month to report significant earnings growth for the third quarter over the same period last year, but the improvement is illusory, most observers agree.

The holding companies for the two utilities should show a sharp increase in earnings. PG&E Corp. is expected to post $0.61 per share, up from $0.50 in the third quarter of 1999, and Edison International Inc. was expected to show a gain fro, $0.74 last year to $0.81.

Those figures do not take into account the amount of money the two operating utilities have been paying for power to serve their electricity customers. The cost of that power has not been passed along to consumers because of a rate freeze imposed by the California electric industry restructuring law. The companies have been carrying the uncollected charges on their books but have not yet charged them against earnings because they still dream of getting paid.

PG&E Corp. said last month its undercollected balance had reached $2.2 billion, while Edison International said it was $1.97 billion in the hole as of August 31. Neither figure includes the month of September. It was hot in California during September, and September is part of the third quarter.

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