South Field Energy Breaks Ground for 1,182-MW Power Plant

LCG, May 16, 2019--South Field Energy LLC announced yesterday its groundbreaking for an 1,182-MW, combined-cycle electric generating facility in Columbiana County, Ohio. The natural gas-fired facility is scheduled to commence operations in mid-2021 and represents a $1.3 billion investment.

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Exelon to Shut Down Three Mile Island by September 30, 2019

LCG, May 10, 2019--Exelon Generation announced Wednesday that Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1 (TMI) will shut down by September 30, 2019. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had approved back in 2009 a 20-year extension for the nuclear energy facility through 2034.

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Mirant Restating Earnings, Mentions Bankruptcy

LCG, Nov. 8, 2002--The deregulated power developer and energy trader Mirant will file revised financial statements for the second quarter, following the discovery of what it it says are accounting errors, during an audit by its new accountant, KPMG LLP.

The company said that a filing for bankruptcy protection is a possibility, dependent on whether or not it is able to refinance its debt. It stated that its amended 10-Q filing, expected in December, will show a $220 million loss, revised from an earlier loss of $152 million. Mirant will also have re-audits of its statements from the years 2001 and 2000 conducted.

James Peters, speaking to Dow Jones Newswires, said "Mirant is confident in its business prospects. However, given the fact that we started a re-audit, it's prudent that Mirant cautions its shareholders of risks associated with the re-audit process." Bankruptcy protection would most likely be sought if payments on $4.5 billion in consolidated debt were to have to be accelerated.

As parts of KPMG's audit, it found that Mirant's marketing and risk management operations did not properly disclose the nature of the company's positions due to a lack of internal controls and poor coordination between those business units' activities and the general ledger. Mirant is installing a new trading system which it expects will minimize delays in reporting.

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