Power Generation and Supply Monthly Roundup, June 2020

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Here's our Power Generation & Supply Roundup for the month of June 2020. Enjoy, and don't forget to share your feedback with us on how we can continue to improve!

Industry Drivers and Alerts

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Driver: New Jersey Regulators Enable Major Progress on Energy Efficiency

Status: Effective

Organization: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Summary:  On June 10, 2020, The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities released an order to utilities to apply energy efficiency programs to help households and businesses decrease energy costs. The Board set 5-year energy reduction goals at 2.15% for electric distribution companies and 1.10% for gas distribution companies.

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Driver: Indiana PUC's Administrative Court Ruling

Status: Died

Organization: Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

Summary: On June 3, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) refused Sierra Club’s request to open sub docket on Indianapolis Power and Light’s (IPL) coal plant operations. Sierra Club’s allegations didn’t take into account non-economic factors a utility needs to acknowledge when self-committing. IPL’s argument was that the utility didn’t have the necessary information to prevent losing money. The utility found an error in Sierra’s Club calculations on estimated losses from November to December, making it from $1.55 million to just over $1 million. Sierra Club could not respond to the rebuttal testimony due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Notable M&A


The following  M&A transactions in the Power Generation and Supply Industry stand out in the month of June:

  • June 01, 2020, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. and Energy Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity and credit investor specializing in energy infrastructure projects announced that they have closed on the sale of CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc. (CES) to an affiliate of ECP, for $400 million.

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  • June 01, 2020, El Paso Electric Company and the Infrastructure Investments Fund announced that they have mutually agreed to extend the termination date for the $4.3 billion transaction to September 1, 2020. 

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  • June 02, 2020, D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments announced that it has acquired the Hunter Solar project in Emery County, Utah from Community Energy. DESRI also closed on financing and a tax equity commitment for the project. 

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  • June 03, 2020, Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC,  a leading national owner-operator of solar projects, announced the acquisition of a 10.4 MW community solar portfolio from ReneSola Power, a leading fully-integrated solar project developer and provider of energy-efficient products. The portfolio comprises eight single axis tracker solar installations, each commonly referred to as a solar garden. 

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  • June 16, 2020, Pattern Energy Group LP announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Clines Corners wind power development opportunity located in Torrance and Guadalupe Counties, New Mexico, from Orion Wind Power Resources, LLC, a joint venture between Orion Renewable Energy Group LLC and MAP® Energy.

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  • June 17, 2020, Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC announced that on June 9, 2020, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased the rights to Pacifica Storage LLC, a 7.9MW / 16.5MWh portfolio of sixteen operating and to-be-constructed behind-the-meter energy storage systems from Stem, Inc. the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven energy storage services. 

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  • June 17, 2020, Vicinity Energy announced that it has acquired the district energy system serving the historic Watergate Complex in Washington D.C. and taken over operations as of February 1st 2020. 
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Meeting Planner

In this over-digitized age, there is no place for face-to-face meetings with your prospects and customers!  However due to the impact of the COVID19, the following organizations have updated their meetings approach. 

Meetings in June & July, 2020

  • (Canceled) AWEA Cleanpower - 2020, Jun. 1 to Jun. 4, 2020, Denver, Colorado, http://ow.ly/NhsM50zsgos

  • (Canceled) The APPA National Conference - 2020, Jun. 5 to Jun. 10, 2020, Long Beach, California, http://ow.ly/o81V50zsgvT

  • (Rescheduled) Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo - 2020, Omaha, Nebraska, from Jun. 15 to Jun. 17, 2020 to Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, 2020, http://ow.ly/MTzs50zsgyh

  • (Rescheduled) Virtual Conference - IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo - 2020, from Jun. 24 to Jun. 26, 2020 to Jun. 22 to Jun. 26, 2020, Chicago, Illinois, http://ow.ly/fYvH50zsgxc

  • (Postponed to June 25-27, 2021) MREA The Energy Fair - 2020, Jun. 26 to Jun. 28, 2020, Custer, Wisconsin, http://ow.ly/jiF950zSMZS

Early Bird Registration Deadlines

  • Event: Energy Exchange - 2020
    URL: http://ow.ly/7xM750zsgG8
    Dates: Aug. 11 to Aug. 13, 2020
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    Date Early Registration: Jun. 12, 2020
  • Event: (Virtual Conference) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings - 2020
    URL: http://ow.ly/T1pE50zsgIz
    Dates: Aug. 16 to Aug. 21, 2020
    Location: Pacific Grove, California
    Date Early Registration: Rescheduled from Jun. 15, 2020 (date to be announced soon)
  • (Rescheduled) Event: Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo - 2020
    URL: http://ow.ly/mVEW50zsgJE
    Dates: Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, 2020
    Location: Omaha, Nebraska
    Date Early Registration: Rescheduled to Jul. 29, 2020 (from May 6, 2020)

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