HOUSTON, Jan. 21, 2004 — Dynegy Power Marketing Inc. and Dynegy Power Corp. and the four companies comprising West Coast Power announced that they have reached a settlement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff relating to a proceeding involving certain trading strategies in western energy markets during 2000 and 2001.
Under the terms of the settlement, Dynegy and West Coast Power have agreed to pay approximately $3 million, following final FERC approval, into a fund established at the U.S. Treasury for the benefit of California and Western electricity consumers.
In reaching a settlement with the FERC staff, Dynegy and West Coast Power neither admitted nor denied violating the rules or tariffs of the California Independent System Operator. Dynegy manages fuel procurement and trading activities on behalf of West Coast Power.
The settlement, which must be approved by the FERC, will bring closure to the FERC staff’s litigation regarding trading strategies in western energy markets addressed in a show cause order issued by the agency in June 2003. Today’s settlement does not include the pending refund proceedings involving Dynegy Power Marketing and West Coast Power. Dynegy and West Coast Power continue to cooperate with all investigations related to the 2000 and 2001 western energy markets.
Dynegy Inc. provides electricity, natural gas and natural gas liquids to wholesale customers in the United States and to retail customers in the state of Illinois. The company owns and operates a diverse portfolio of energy assets, including power plants totaling approximately 13,000 megawatts of net generating capacity, gas processing plants that process more than 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day and approximately 40,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines.