TVA Board Votes to Retire Over 2,000 MW of Coal-fired Generation

LCG, February 14, 2019--The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board voted today to retire both the Paradise Unit 3 and Bull Run coal-fired power plants within the next few years. The closures will reduce the TVA fleet electric generating capacity by 2,031 MW.

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MHPS to Supply Three J Class Turbines for Power Project in Virginia

LCG, February 8, 2019--Balico, LLC and Gemma Power Systems selected Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPS) and its J Class turbines for the 1,600-MW Chickahominy Power Station project in Virginia. The combined cycle power plant will deliver power into the PJM regional transmission grid and is scheduled for completion in 2022.

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Industry News

Investment Banks Entering into More Energy Trading

LCG, June 3, 2004--Electricity, oil and natural gas are appearing on the balance sheets of an increasing number of New York-based investment banks, as they try to help clients overcome weakened credit ratings as well as profit from volatility in the prices of those commodities.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Citigroup Inc. has added oil specialists to its ranks, while Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley have signed contracts that they are backing up with acquisitions of fuels and electricity. They are trading on the commodities, and making markets for industries with large fuel consumption, such as airlines, as well as for speculative traders such as hedge funds.

TXU Corp. has entered into a joint venture with Credit Suisse First Boston, which has a stronger credit rating, to trade natural gas and electric power. Such partnerships may increase in number as investment banks seek to enter businesses different from their traditional roles, and energy companies recover from their aggressive capital outlays to build power plants a few years ago.
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