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

Conectiv Shareholders Okay Pepco Merger

LCG, July 18, 2001Shareholders of Conectiv Inc. yesterday approved the pending $5.4 billion merger of their company with Potomac Electric Power Co., a transaction the companies expect to close early next year.

While billed a merger of equals, under the proposal, Pepco would pay $2.2 billion in cash and stock for Conectiv and assume $3.2 billion of Conectiv's debt. Pepco Chairman John Derrick will remain as chairman of the yet to be named newly created company, while Conectiv Chairman Howard Cosgrove will retire with a $6.4 million severance package.

Yesterday, about 95 percent of the shareholders, who own about 68 percent of Conectiv's common stock, agreed on a price of $25 a share. Pepco's shareholders were scheduled to vote today on the deal, which also requires regulatory approval from several state and federal agencies.

The companies said the deal will not result in significant layoffs and all union contracts would be honored.

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