Southern California Edison made good on its threat to go tocourt if FERC failed to respond immediately to its request tore-impose price controls on bulk power sales in the in theout-of-control California market.
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Weekend prices were up by a few cents from end-of-March numbersin most cases Friday. The biggest upticks of about a dime or morewere concentrated at Northeast citygates and also at NorthernNatural’s demarc and Ventura points, where a bit of market-areachill lingered. Small declines of less than a nickel wereregistered in the Southwest basins and California.
J.P. Morgan & Co. will handle the auction of the non-nucleargeneration assets of Connecticut Light and Power Co. (CL&P), awholly owned subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, headquartered inBerlin, CT. The assets to be disposed of consist of 29 powerplants. CL&P’s power purchase agreements will be auctionedseparately in the near future.
New Jersey utility holding company GPU Inc. has sold itsnon-nuclear generating assets for $2.62 billion – 2.5 times bookvalue or $510 per kilowatt. The majority of generating assets werebought by French- and Japanese-owned Sithe Energies Inc. of NewYork City, which bought assets in New Jersey, Pennsylvania andMaryland. The deal will make Sithe the largest U.S. independentpower producer.