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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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Mirant May Have Overstated 2001 by $253 Million

LCG, July 31, 2002-Mirant Corporation announced yesterday that it may have overstated assets and liabilities last year by $253 million due to unintentional error.

Mirant said that a law firm hired to look at its 2001 accounts, King & Spalding, found that there were overstated accounts and overstated liabilities.

The company had apparently overstated its liabilities by $100 million, its gas inventory by $85 million, and its accounts receivable by $68 million.

The errors were initially detected when differences in assets and liabilities accounting could not be squared.

In the wake of Enron's collapse, energy companies' shares have plummeted. Mirant has cut 700 jobs, sold $1.12 billion in securities, and sold nearly $1.6 billion in assets in the last 7 months.

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