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Con Edison acquires renewable assets for $1.6B; FERC approves NRG/Cleco deal

Hydro One, Avista file petition with Wash. regulator to reconsider merger

Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. filed a petition with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission to reconsider its Dec. 5 order rejecting their proposed $5.3 billion merger.

NextEra's $1B acquisition of Calif. underwater transmission cable lands at FERC

NextEra Energy Transmission LLC has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve its planned acquisition of a 53-mile, high-voltage direct-current underwater transmission cable system in California that supplies approximately 40% of the daily power used by San Francisco and surrounding areas.

Sempra Energy closes $1.6B sale of renewable assets to Con Edison

Sempra Energy on Dec. 13 said it completed the sale of a renewable project portfolio to Consolidated Edison Inc. for $1.6 billion.

AltaGas sells remaining stake in 3 hydro plants for C$1.39B, cuts dividend

AltaGas Ltd. agreed to sell its remaining 55% indirect equity interest in three Northwest British Columbia hydroelectric facilities for approximately C$1.39 billion to a joint venture controlled by Axium Infrastructure Inc. and Manulife Financial Corp.

FERC approves Dominion to sell two gas-fired plants to Starwood for $1.23B

FERC on Dec. 12 approved Dominion Energy Inc.'s application to sell two gas-fired, combined-cycle power plants in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island to affiliates of Starwood Energy Group Global LLC.

Southern Power sells stake in 8 wind farms to 3 financial investors

Southern Power Co. sold a noncontrolling tax equity interest in SP Wind Holdings II LLC to JPM Capital Corp., BAL Investment & Advisory Inc. and Wells Fargo Central Pacific Holdings Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $1.2 billion.

Innogy, SSE call off UK retail merger

German utility Innogy SE and Scottish energy firm SSE PLC called off a planned merger of their U.K. retail businesses after failing to reach an agreement on the terms of a deal that would have created the country's second-biggest energy supplier by market share.

TransCanada's sale of 575-MW Ariz. gas plant lands at FERC

TransCanada Corp. is seeking FERC approval to sell the 575-MW Coolidge Generating Station in Pinal County, Ariz., to a subsidiary of Southwest Generation Operating Co. LLC for about US$465 million.

Emera seeks FERC approval to sell 3 New England gas-fired plants to Carlyle

Emera Inc. subsidiary Emera US Holdings Inc. filed an application with FERC, seeking approval to sell three natural gas-fired facilities in New England to affiliates of Carlyle Group LP.

MSD Capital completes sale of 6 wind farms in New York to Carlyle Group

MSD Capital LP on Dec. 11 completed the sale of six wind farms with a combined capacity of 612 MW to funds managed or advised by Carlyle Group LP.

NRG gets FERC approval to divest La. portfolio to Cleco

FERC on Dec. 12 approved NRG Energy Inc.'s sale of a portfolio of fossil-fueled generating assets in Louisiana to Cleco Cajun LLC.

FPL completes $185M acquisition of Vero Beach, Fla., utility

Florida Power & Light Co. has closed the $185 million purchase of the city of Vero Beach, Fla.'s municipal utility assets after going through a year of regulatory approvals.

FERC grants NRG unit OK to sell stake in 2 Pa. coal plants

FERC has approved NRG REMA LLC's application to sell its tenant-in-common interests in two coal- and oil-fired power plants in Pennsylvania.

FERC clears Engie Resources' acquisition of Plymouth Rock Energy

FERC authorized Engie Resources Inc. to acquire gas and electricity retail company Plymouth Rock Energy LLC for undisclosed terms.

FERC OKs Ameren request to acquire 400-MW wind farm in Missouri

FERC approved Ameren Missouri's request to acquire the 400-MW High Prairie Wind Farm in Adair and Schuyler counties, Mo., for an undisclosed sum.

Osaka Gas acquires 49.5% stake in gas-fired plant in Connecticut

Osaka Gas USA Corp. acquired a 49.5% equity stake in the 785-MW CPV Towantic combined-cycle power plant in Oxford, Conn., in the ISO New England market.

Xcel Energy seeks FERC approval for acquisition of plant from Southern Power

Xcel Energy Inc. has filed for approval with FERC of the acquisition of the Mankato combined-cycle power facility from Southern Power Co. The $650 million deal was announced in November.

Sammons Renewable Energy acquires 238-MW wind farm in Texas

Sammons Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. acquired the 238-MW Rio Bravo (Cabezon) wind farm in Starr County, Texas, from Longroad Energy Partners LLC for an undisclosed amount.

Duke Energy to acquire 150-MW solar project in California

Duke Energy Renewables Solar is proposing to indirectly acquire all of the membership interests in the under-construction North Rosamond Solar Array in Kern County, Calif., from an affiliate of GIM Participation Funding Holding LP.

Recurrent Energy sells 150-MW solar project in California

Recurrent Energy LLC closed the sale of its 150-MWac/210-MWp Mustang Two Solar Park in Kings County, Calif., to Solar Frontier Americas Inc. for undisclosed terms.

FERC clears Vermont Transco's purchase of stake in 345-kV transmission facility

Vermont Transco LLC received approval Dec. 17 from FERC to become the sole owner of the 345-kV Highgate Transmission Facility by acquiring the remaining interest it does not already own.

FERC OKs Invenergy sale of up to 11.4% passive stake to Canadian pension fund

FERC authorized Invenergy Wind Holdings LLC to sell a roughly 11.4% passive, noncontrolling ownership stake in Invenergy Renewables LLC to CDPQ Renewable Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of a Canadian pension fund manager.

ENGIE to remain major shareholder of SUEZ

ENGIE SA's board of directors confirmed the company will remain a major shareholder of the waste and water company SUEZ SA.

Enel Green Power closes $120M sale of 50-MW wind farm in Uruguay

Enel Green Power completed the sale of Enel Green Power Uruguay SA to Atlantica Yield PLC for $120 million as part of its noncore asset disposal program.

Sumitomo snaps up stake in French offshore wind projects

Japanese industrial conglomerate Sumitomo Corp. is buying a minority stake in two planned offshore wind farms off the coast of France, expanding its already sizable investments in the sector.

Hitachi to acquire ABB's power grids unit

Switzerland-based ABB Ltd. agreed to sell its power grids business to Japan-based Hitachi Ltd. at an enterprise value of $11 billion as part of a plan to simplify its business structure and focus on digital industries.

Capital Power receives FERC approval to sell stake in 99-MW ND wind farm

Capital Power Corp. secured approval from FERC to sell 100% of the class A membership interest in the 99-MW Meadowlark Wind Farm in McHenry County, N.D., to JPM Capital Corp as part of a tax equity investment transaction.

John Hancock to acquire upstream ownership of 39-MW SC solar project

Pine Gate Renewables LLC has filed an application with FERC to approve an upstream ownership change in the 39-MW Peony solar farm in Orangeburg County, S.C.

Sonnedix acquires 31.8 MW of solar projects in France

Independent power producer Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd. acquired 31.8 MW of solar photovoltaic projects in the Bordeaux area of southwestern France from BayWa r.e.

Engie gets approval for joint control of Portuguese floating wind project

ENGIE SA got approval from European regulators to buy a stake in a 25-MW floating offshore wind project off the coast of Portugal.