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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NRG Said to Offer Ownership Stake to Lenders

LCG, Nov. 11, 2002--With serious liquidity difficulties weighing it down, NRG Energy Inc., the unregulated power developer, has offered to give ownership in the company to lenders and creditors, sources have told the Wall Street Journal.

The company, which was previously spun off from parent Xcel Energy Inc. and later bought back by the Midwestern utility, has $10 billion in debt outstanding. It has failed to make debt payments repeatedly since September. Part of its current negotiations are said to involve Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Approximately half of NRG's debt is secured by power projects in its portfolio, which includes 68 plants either operating or under development. Most of the plants are in the East or South-Central parts of the U.S.

According to people who have had access to presentations by NRG, the company, which is not discussing negotiations at the present time, offered a 95% equity stake to lenders and bondholders at the holding-company level. Lenders to individual power projects that may not be fully developed could receive the remaining 5%. Negotiations for more than 100 banks that took part in syndicated loans are being led by the Credit Suisse Group's Credit Suisse First Boston unit and ABN Amro Holding.
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