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AEP Will Proceed with North Central Wind Projects Despite Texas Commission Denying Approval

LCG, July 8, 2020--American Electric Power (AEP) announced last Thursday that, following the PUC of Texas not approving AEP subsidiary Southwestern Electric Power Co.'s (SWEPCO) plan to add 309 MW of wind energy to serve Texas customers, AEP will proceed to acquire the entire planned 1,485 MW of North Central wind projects.

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JEA Board Approves Transaction with FPL to Close 848-MW Coal Unit in Georgia

LCG, June 30, 2020--The JEA Board of Directors in a special meeting last Friday unanimously approved a transaction that will result in closing an 848-MW unit at Plant Scherer and entering into a 20-year purchase power agreement (PPA) with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).

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Pepco to Acquire Conectiv for $2.2 Billion

LCG, Feb. 12, 2001-- Potomac Electric Power Co. said this morning it would acquire Conectiv Inc. for $2.2 billion in cash and stock, in a deal that will make the new company the mid-Atlantic region's largest electric utility.

EnergyOnline Daily News reported Friday that the two companies were close to a deal. The $2.2 billion sale price values Conectiv at $25 per share of common stock, a 16 percent premium over Friday's closing price on the New York Stock Exchange.

Conectiv had quietly shopped itself around for several months, but had developed little interest from potential merger partners or buyers.

John Derrick, chairman and chief executive of Pepco, will retain those positions in the new company. Howard Cosgrove, his counterpart at Conectiv will retire.

Pepco said it will cut its annual dividend by 40 percent, from $1.66 to $1.00, effective with the June dividend. The company said the lower dividend was consistent with the payout of other electric distribution companies and the money saved was necessary for growth in an increasingly competitive industry.

Pepco said it expected necessary regulatory approvals to take about a year.

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