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Southeastern U.S. Facing Electric Generation Overcapacity and Potential Asset Impairments Feb 04 Product Image

Southeastern U.S. Facing Electric Generation Overcapacity and Potential Asset Impairments Feb 04

  • Published: February 2004
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Calpine Corp.
  • Cleco Corp.
  • Cogentrix Energy Inc.
  • Duke Energy Corp.
  • Duke Energy Progress Inc.
  • LS Power Funding Corp.
  • MORE

Abstract
Generation overcapacity in the southeastern U.S. has caused reserve margins in the region to increase. When coupled with a number of other obstacles, such as transmission limitations and lack of deregulation, merchant generation companies have been prevented from realizing the potential they once dreamed of. This article discusses the extent of the current "overbuild" situation in the region and examines how some marketers have reacted. The Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC) is a regional organization that coordinates and manages the bulk power systems in the Southeast. The SERC region includes Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, Georgia, Virginia, the Carolinas, and a portion of eastern Texas. Due to its large size, the SERC is divided into four sub-regions: Entergy, TVA,...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Duke Energy Progress Inc.
- Duke Energy Corp.
- Cogentrix Energy Inc.
- Calpine Corp.
- LS Power Funding Corp.
- GenOn Energy Holdings Inc.
- Constellation Energy Group Inc.
- Cleco Corp.
- Allegheny Energy Supply Co. LLC
- Progress Energy Inc.

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- Duke Energy Progress Inc.
- Duke Energy Corp.
- Cogentrix Energy Inc.
- Calpine Corp.
- LS Power Funding Corp.
- GenOn Energy Holdings Inc.
- Constellation Energy Group Inc.
- Cleco Corp.
- Allegheny Energy Supply Co. LLC
- Progress Energy Inc.

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