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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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Consumer Group Sues CPUC Over 'Ratemaking' in Bankruptcy Plan

LCG, Apr. 11, 2002--A lawsuit has been filed today in the California Supreme Court by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights against the state Public Utilities Commission over the agency's plan to direct ratepayer revenue to paying down the debt of Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

Doug Heller, the group's spokesman, said, "by state law, the commission is not allowed to do ratemaking in closed session. If they are proposing an alternate PG&E plan to extend a rate hike, that's doing ratemaking." The CPUC has been given a deadline of April 15 by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Dennis Montali by which it must submit a more detailed reorganization plan to be considered alongside Pacific Gas & Electric's own plan.

The CPUC plan would cause Pacific Gas & Electric to suspend shareholder dividends, refinance long-term debt, and would maintain retail electricity rates at current levels. When the CPUC's plan was first released for review, president Loretta Lynch said that Pacific Gas & Electric was building cash reserves because it was receiving higher revenues from power sales than the cost of supplying the power. The company contended that the CPUC's plan severely underestimated the amount of PG&E's debt and liabilities.
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