Tokyo-based Electric Power Subsidiary partners with AP Solar in 400 MW Texas Solar Project

LCG, August 6, 2020—J-Power USA Development Co, a subsidiary of the Electric Power Development Co. headquartered in Tokyo, has joined a joint venture to develop a 400 MW Texas solar project.

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Texas Solar Project Sold to CIP

LCG, July 31, 2020—An affiliate of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has completed purchase of a 350 MW solar photovoltaic project near the Houston metro area from Solar Plus Development Inc. and Avondale Solar.

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Davis Seizes PG&E's Long-Term Power Contracts

LCG, Feb. 6, 2001California Gov. Gray Davis again used his power of eminent domain yesterday to seize long term power contracts between a state utility and generating companies to prevent their being sold to satisfy the company's debtors.

As he did on Friday when he grabbed contracts belonging to Southern California Edison Co., Davis yesterday seized contracts of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. before they could be liquidated by the California Power Exchange.

The contracts, entered into by SoCal Edison and PG&E in the power exchange's "block forward" market, are for electricity at 6 to 13 cents per kilowatt-hour, EnergyOnline Daily News has learned. This compares with prices of 25 cents to 35 cents per kilowatt-hour the companies have been paying in the spot market.

At a news conference yesterday, Davis told reporters "This will ensure that the price of power is a good deal less than it would be if it went out on the open market. Legislative leaders urged me to take this action and I took it."

Davis said the money to acquire the contracts will come initially from the state's general fund.

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