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New York Announces 1,700 MW of New Offshore Wind Projects and 70 Percent Renewables Requirement by 2030

LCG, July 22, 2019--The Governor of New York announced last Thursday that the State has executed the nation's largest offshore wind agreement - totaling approximately 1,700 MW - in U.S. history. The Governor also signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which includes a mandates of 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035, 70 percent renewable energy by 2030, plus a Zero-Carbon Emission Electric Sector by 2040.

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Georgia PSC Approves Georgia Power's 2019 IRP

LCG, July 18, 2019--The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously approved Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power's 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which was submitted in late January.

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Credit Rating of Mirant Cut by Moody's

LCG, Oct. 11, 2002--Mirant's exposure to "weak power markets and a continuing lack of investor and counterparty confidence" were cited by rating service Moody's, which downgraded $6.6 billion worth of Mirant debt to a lower sub-investment grade, "Ba3", from a previously issued junk rating.

The merchant energy supplier has $2.7 billion of debt scheduled to expire in 2004. The rating agency found that the company may find it difficult to refinance the debt, although it currently "appears to have adequate liquidity" based on asset sales. Moody's also found that Mirant's cash flow will be reduced by its smaller generation portfolio, which could pose problems if its borrowing costs increase.

Much of the company's ability to shrink its debt load will depend on more asset sales.
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