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New York Poised to Close Last Coal-fire Power Plant

LCG, December 4, 2019--The last operating coal-fired power plant in New York is moving toward closure shortly. Last month, Somerset Operating Company, a subsidiary of Riesling Power LLC, submitted a request to the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) to waive the state's required, 180-day notice to close the Somerset Station, allowing the facility to be retired on February 15, 2020. Closure is contingent on approvals by both NYSPSC and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which will evaluate if it will cause an adverse effect on grid reliability.

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Construction Commences on Enel’s Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the US renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has started construction of the 299-MW Aurora Wind Farm in North Dakota.

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Who Gets Hit with Enron Fallout

LCG, Nov. 30, 2001--For the past few days, energy companies and financial institutions have been cranking out press releases detailing their "exposure" to the stunning collapse of Enron Corp. Here is an incomplete list of who gets hurt and how much:

  • Aquila Inc. - less than $50 million.
  • Allegheny Energy Inc. - less than $5 million.
  • American Electric Power Co. - under $50 million.
  • BP Plc - exposure "a couple of tens of million dollars," according to industrial observers.
  • Barclays Bank - 400 million ($571 million U.S.) in the form of syndicated loans and derivatives.
  • Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. - $69 million.
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - $215 million, more than half of it unsecured.
  • Centrica Plc - 30 million ($42.8 million U.S.).
  • Chubb Corp. - $220 million in maximum pre-tax exposure to surety bonds relating to Enron Corp.
  • Citigroup Inc. - between $700 million to $800 million, about half unsecured.
  • Credit Lyonnais - $250 million, about half unsecured.
  • Commerzbank AG - "low double-digit million dollar amount".
  • Deutsche Bank - maximum loss of tens of millions of dollars.
  • Dominion Resources Inc. - past credit exposure of $11 million.
  • Duke Energy Corp. - $100 million in non-secured exposure.
  • Dynegy Inc. - $75 million.
  • El Paso Corp. - net trading exposure about $50 million.
  • Energen Corp. - about $14 million.
  • Exelon Corp.- net exposure less than $10 million.
  • ING (The Netherlands) - about $195 million.
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. - $900 million, including $400 million in secured loans.
  • KeySpan Corp. - less than $4 million.
  • Mirant - up to $60 million.
  • NRG Energy Inc. - less than $10 million.
  • Northern Border Partners LP - $9 million over next year.
  • PPL Inc. - less than $10 million.
  • Peoples Energy Corp. - approximately $8 million.
  • RWE AG - 10-11 million euros ($9.77 million U.S.).
  • Reliant Resources Inc. - approximately $80 million.
  • Sempra Energy - less than $15 million.
  • Seneca Resources Corp. - about $10.4 million.
  • TotalFinaElf - $25 million.
  • Williams Cos. - net exposure less than $100 million.
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