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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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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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Calpine's Pastoria Energy Center On-Line

LCG, May 6, 2005--Calpine Corporation announced yesterday that its Pastoria Energy Center, located south of Bakersfield, California, has commenced its Phase I operations, providing 250 MW of electric generating capacity to Southern California. Phase II is scheduled for completion next month and will provide another 500 MW of capacity to California's transmission grid.

Consistent with Calpine's facility development strategy, the Pastoria Energy Station is an energy efficient, gas-fired, combined cycle facility with relatively limited air emissions, including greenhouse gases. Calpine's Metcalf Energy Center, located in San Jose, California, is also schedule to begin operations next month. Similar to the Pastoria Energy Station, the Metcalf Energy Center is a 600 MW, combined-cycle power plant. Calpine will provide a welcome boost to meet California's growing demand for electricity. With the completion of both projects, Calpine's California assets will total over 5,250 MW.

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