Luminant re-certifies EWG status at FERC after bankruptcy sale process

Filed Nov. 2 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by Luminant Generation Co. LLC was a notice of self-recertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator status, a move caused by the fact that its various power plants in Texas were recently sold out of bankruptcy court to certain creditors of Energy Future Holdings.

The “eligible facilities” that the company will own already exist and are operational. Noted the EWG filing: “Applicant’s indirect parent TCEH Corp. and its subsidiaries emerged from bankruptcy on October 3, 2016. Certain ‘eligible facilities’ formerly owned by the Applicant, specifically the Comanche Peak nuclear generating station, have been transferred upon emergence to a separate legal entity that submitted a separate EWG self-certification on October 3, 2016 in Docket No. EG17-2-000. This Notice of Self-Certification merely preserves the Applicant’s EWG status as the owner of the eligible facilities indicated below, as described below.”

Included in the filing is a long list of mostly gas- and coal-fired power plants. Each of the eligible facilities will continue to be interconnected to the transmission system of Oncor Electric Delivery within the ERCOT balancing authority area, and the electrical output of each of the eligible facilities will continue to be sold exclusively at wholesale, exclusively within ERCOT.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.