Missouri PSC Approves Grain Belt Express HVDC Transmission Project

LCG, March 22, 2019--The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a request filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC for a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to construct, own, operate, control, manage and maintain a high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) transmission line to move power east from wind farms in western Kansas to load centers in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

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FPL Targets 1,490 MW of Solar Capacity for New Community Solar Program

LCG, March 15, 2019--Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Wednesday filed a proposal with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) for a new community solar program, FPL SolarTogether. Pending PSC approval, FPL plans to install 1,490-MW of capacity at 20 new solar power plants across FPL's service territory to meet anticipated customer enrollment in the program.

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Industry News

Mirant's Debt Rating Lowered to Junk

LCG, October 22, 2002-In line with the state of numerous energy companies lately, Mirant Corporation saw its debt rating lowered to junk status late yesterday by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.

Mirant, which has outstanding debt of $10.7 billion, went from a unsecured debt rating of BB to BBB-minus.

On October 10, Moody's Investors Service downgraded the company's debt to near junk, at which point Mirant spokespeople made a point of the company's devotion to "strengthen liquidity and reduce trading and marketing activity," as was stated by company chief financial officer Ray Hill.

Mirant owns or controls 17,000 megawatts worth of electric capacity in the United States.

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