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Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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NRG Files Chapter 11

LCG, May 15, 2003-Yesterday, Xcel Energy Inc. unit NRG Energy Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

NRG filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York; the company plans to continue regular operations while undergoing restructuring.

NRG has $9.23 billion in debt. Its reorganization plan involves a $752 million debt restructuring settlement with creditors, and it expects to emerge from bankruptcy by year's end. The company will no longer be included in Xcel's financial statements.

Leonard LoBiondo of Kroll Zolfo Cooper LLC will assume responsibility as chief restructuring officer, and John Boken, also from Kroll Zolfo Cooper, will be interim president and chief operating officer.

On Wednesday, shares of Xcel increased by 20 cents or 1.4 percent on the New York Stock Exchange.

Xcel Energy is based in Minneapolis and controls utilities in Colorado, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and some of the Southwest.

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