Tokyo-based Electric Power Subsidiary partners with AP Solar in 400 MW Texas Solar Project

LCG, August 6, 2020—J-Power USA Development Co, a subsidiary of the Electric Power Development Co. headquartered in Tokyo, has joined a joint venture to develop a 400 MW Texas solar project.

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Texas Solar Project Sold to CIP

LCG, July 31, 2020—An affiliate of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has completed purchase of a 350 MW solar photovoltaic project near the Houston metro area from Solar Plus Development Inc. and Avondale Solar.

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Proposed OTC Market Regulation Garners Mixed Opinions

LCG, April 8, 2002-Senator Dianne Feinstein's proposal for a transparent over-the-counter derivatives market is feared by some to lead to a more ambiguous and secretive energy market.

California's Democratic Senator Feinstein has attempted to require price disclosure and capitalization requirements for market players who participate in over-the-counter (OTC) markets. OTC participants trade outside regulated exchanges. The energy bill which includes this amendment will be debated in Congress today.

Energy consultants and analysts, such as Peter Fusaro from Global Change Associates, insist that transparency legislation will just result in such markets moving offshore. Spokesmen from Dynegy and IntercontinentalExchange also oppose the legislation, insisting that the government officials do not properly understand the market.

Legislators charge that the opaque OTC market was manipulated to affect power prices last year, and many analysts and economists assert that this legislation could prevent what happened to Enron.

Economist Randall Dodd, previously of the CFTC, said "If Enron (Online) had been properly capitalized and collateralized I think Enron as a derivatives dealer would have survived - and that was the most profitable part of their business"
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