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


Gerald Greenwald, a founding partner of the Greenbriar equity group, which makes private equity investments in the transportation sector, has been elected a director of Calpine Corp.. Herecently retired as chairman and chief executive from UAL Corp., parent company for United Airlines.

Ira D. Hall has been named a director of Teco Energy Inc., effective immediately. He is treasurer of Texaco Inc. and head of the company's finance department.

Joseph A. Householder has joined Sempra Energy as vice president of corporate tax. He moves to the utility holding company from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a partner inthe firm's Washington, D.C., national tax office.

Lawrence L. Izzo, recently retired president and chief executive of Enron Engineeringand Construction Co. and its subsidiary, National Energy Production Co., has joined Calpine Corp. as senior vice president with responsibility for technical support and construction of Calpine's major natural gas pipelines and other gas infrastructure projects, international power projects and coal gasification projects.

Michael Morgan has been elected president of Kinder Morgan Inc., Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Kinder Morgan Management LLC. He will also become the third member of the Office of the Chairman, joining Chairman and Chief Executive Richard Kinder and Vice Chairman William Morgan.

Kenneth P. Mortimer, an educator and resident of Bellingham, Wash., has been elected a director of Puget Energy Inc. He is president emeritus, University of Hawaii, and chancellor emeritus, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

John F. Riordan has been elected a director of Nicor Inc. He is president and chief executive of the Gas Technology Institute, the organization created in April 2000 by the combination of Institute of Gas Technology and Gas Research Institute.

William Weaver has been elected chairman of Puget Energy Inc., an addition tohis responsibilities as chief executive and president. Weaver, who has been with the company 33 years and has served as president and chief executive since January 1998, said in a statement that the election will aide in management planning for retirement in 2002.

Daniel Yee has been named chief information officer of the California Independent System Operator, effective July 16. Most recently, he occupied the same position with the now-defunct California Power Exchange.

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