Comanche Peak nuclear plant about to change hands in bankruptcy

Comanche Peak Power Co. LLC, which will operate a nuclear power plant in Texas that is about to change hands in bankruptcy, on Oct. 3 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an Exempt Wholesale Generator (EWG).

The nuclear plant is now owned by an affiliate of the applicant that is an EWG. Applicant is being formed in connection with the emergence from bankruptcy of the successor companies of Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Co. LLC and its subsidiaries, which is anticipated to take place on or about Oct. 3. This notice of self-certification, which will be effective as of the date of emergence from bankruptcy, merely preserves the EWG status of the owner of the eligible facility.

Applicant was formed for the exclusive purpose of owning the Comanche Peak nuclear station, a two-unit facility in Somervell County, Texas, with a maximum nominal installed capacity of approximately 2,400 MW. The first unit entered service during August 1990, and the second unit entered service during August 1993. It is interconnected to the transmission system of Oncor Electric Delivery within the ERCOT balancing authority area.

This is part of the workout of the bankruptcy case of Energy Future Holdings and affiliated companies, with the company’s generating assets to be turned over to creditors.

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