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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Industry News

Italy Approves Montedison Takeover by EdF, Fiat

LCG, July 18, 2001Italenergia, the joint vehicle through which Electricit de France and Fiat are making their hostile bid for Italian utility Montedison, won approval yesterday from Italy's stock market regulator Consob after agreeing to raise their offer to at least the minimum required by takeover rules.

Consob found that Italenergia had acquire shares of Montedison at market prices higher than their hostile offer. Under Italian takeover rules, the minimum bid must be the average of the last 12 months' weighted trading average and the highest price paid in the market.

Because the European Union could derail the deal if it suspends, even temporarily, Italenergia's voting rights on the 52 percent of Montedison it already owns, Consob also insisted that the EdF-Fiat vehicle include a warning in its prospectus that Brussels could examine EdF's role in the bid.

For EdF, the takeover would be is means of entry into the Italian energy market. The EU has expressed displeasure with France and the French utility for foot-dragging on opening their own market while taking advantage of the openness of the markets in other EU countries.

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