LS Power does deal to buy 832-MW plant in Illinois from NRG

Aurora Generation LLC, which will operate an 832-MW plant in Illinois, on May 18 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

Aurora Generation is a recently-formed, indirect subsidiary of LS Power Development LLC. It currently has no assets but expects to acquire the Aurora Generating Station, an approximately 832 MW (summer rating) natural gas-fired facility in Du Page County, Illinois, and certain associated assets from NRG Wholesale Generation LP. That buy would be under a Purchase and Sale Agreement, dated May 11, 2016, among NRG Wholesale, NRG Ilion Limited Partnership, NRG Rockford Acquisition LLC and RA Generation LLC.

Aurora Generation concurrently filed an application for market-based rate authority, and will be a “public utility” under the Federal Power Act upon acceptance of that application. Aurora Generation asked that the commission issue an order granting the market authority application by June 30.

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