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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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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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