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ERCOT 2019 Summer Quarter Outlook

LCG, May 29, 2019-- LCG released a new summer (June – September 2019) report that looks at how the ERCOT grid copes with strained network conditions. Resource adequacy analysis for the region is especially important during extreme summer loading conditions. This summer the network is under particular scrutiny as the reserves have tightened because of recent retirements.

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South Field Energy Breaks Ground for 1,182-MW Power Plant

LCG, May 16, 2019--South Field Energy LLC announced yesterday its groundbreaking for an 1,182-MW, combined-cycle electric generating facility in Columbiana County, Ohio. The natural gas-fired facility is scheduled to commence operations in mid-2021 and represents a $1.3 billion investment.

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NRG Energy Buys PowerGen's Hungarian Assets

LCG, July 2, 2001--NRG Energy Inc. of the U.S. said yesterday that it has entered the Hungarian energy market with its purchase from PowerGen Plc of the UK of two power plants located on Csepel Island in Budapest.

Csepel I is a 116 megawatt thermal plant and Csepel II is a 389 megawatt gas turbine power generating station. Csepel II reached commercial operation in November of last year and is the primary facility, the company said.

"NRG made this investment in the Hungarian market because it is strong and it is strategically located in our Central Europe core market region," said Steven H. Wolf, NRG's vice president and managing director for Central and Eastern Europe.

Wolf praised the operation for "its skilled workforce, commercial soundness, and its advanced emission reduction technology."

NRG has also acquired PowerGen's interest in two German energy businesses, Mibrag and Saale Energie GmBH. With its acquisition of PowerGen's interest in Saale Energie, NRG increased its ownership of the Schkopau power station from 200 to 400 megawatts megawatts.

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