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LS Power Agrees to Acquire 3,500 MW of Power Generation Facilities in the Southeast

LS Power Agrees to Acquire 3,500 MW of Power Generation Facilities in the Southeast

U.S. power and energy infrastructure owner, LS Power Equity Advisors, LLC (“LS Power”), announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire approximately 3,500 MW of generation resources in the Southeastern United States, through its affiliate NATGEN Southeast Power, LLC, from Calpine Corporation (“Calpine”) (NYSE: CPN) for $1.57 billion in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments.

The portfolio consists of six combined-cycle generation facilities which use natural gas as the primary fuel source. These facilities have served numerous investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, cooperatives and other market participants. The Calpine facilities being acquired include the following:

  • Carville Energy Center, St. Gabriel, LA
  • Hog Bayou Energy Center, Mobile, AL
  • Columbia Energy Center, Calhoun County, SC
  • Oneta Energy Center, Coweta, OK
  • Decatur Energy Center, Decatur, AL
  • Santa Rosa Energy Center, Pace, FL

“We are pleased to assume ownership of this portfolio of power plants,” said Paul Segal, chief executive officer of LS Power. “The quality of the assets, the outstanding operational track record of the facilities and the skilled plant personnel were all important factors in our decision. We are committed to making this a smooth transition for the dedicated professionals operating these facilities and their communities. These projects have been reliably serving wholesale power customers in the Southeast for a number of years and we look forward to continuing to provide value for our growing base of customers.”

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014, pending receipt of necessary regulatory approvals and third-party consents.

About LS Power:

LS Power is a development, investment, and operating company focused on the North American power and energy infrastructure sector. Since its inception in 1990, LS Power has developed, constructed, managed, or acquired more than 46,000 MW of power generation, including utility-scale solar, wind, hydro, natural gas-fired, and battery energy storage projects, of which ~16,700 MW are currently operating. LS Power’s Energy Transition Platforms include CPower Energy Management, Endurant Energy, EVgo, Rise Light & Power, and REV Renewables, as well as Waste-to-Energy initiatives. In addition, LS Power developed and operates over 660 miles of high-voltage transmission, with an additional 100+ miles and multiple substations under construction. Across these efforts, LS Power has raised $49 billion in debt and equity financing to support North American infrastructure. Through 2021, assets under LS Power control avoided 80.67 million metric tons of CO2e, equivalent to nearly 187 million barrels of oil not consumed or over 17.5 million cars taken off the road for one year. For more information, please visit www.LSPower.com.