Duke Energy Renewables Announces Commercial Operations Achieved for 150-MW Solar Project

LCG, June 20, 2019--Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, yesterday announced that its 150-MW North Rosamond solar project in Kern County, California, has commenced commercial operation. The power produced from the project is being sold to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a 15-year agreement.

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ERCOT 2019 Summer Quarter Outlook

LCG, May 29, 2019-- LCG released a new summer (June – September 2019) report that looks at how the ERCOT grid copes with strained network conditions. Resource adequacy analysis for the region is especially important during extreme summer loading conditions. This summer the network is under particular scrutiny as the reserves have tightened because of recent retirements.

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Industry News

NRG Sees No Legal Justification for FERC Ruling

LCG, July 25, 2003--A ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that required NRG Energy to continue honoring a contract with Connecticut Light & Power seems to give insufficient recognition to other outstanding claims of the company as it attempts to restructure in bankruptcy, the company's lawyers told the agency.

FERC this week said that an explanation should be given for how the generating units would continue to operate if the company's bankruptcy led to its assets being liquidated. NRG stated in a letter that "the continued operation of NRG's generating assets, including those located in the Northeast, is among the highest corporate priorities," and that it is in continued communication with the Connecticut attorney general and CL&P. The attorneys questioned the requirement that an assurance that the units would continue to run, regardless of liquidation, should be provided.

At the same time, citing the danger that liquidation would be forced upon it, NRG said it had "an obligation to itself and its creditors to exhaust every possibility to shed the (CL&P contract) in accordance with the Bankruptcy Code." According to the company, it is losing $500,000 per day because of the costly contract.
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