San Francisco-based Pattern Energy, which has its control center and offices in Houston, represents one of the more active players in the Texas wind power surge that has made the Lone Star state the nation’s leader in wind generation.
Houston-based Clean Line Energy is hoping to move forward next year with its $2.5 billion, 700-mile Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project to build power lines through Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee to deliver 4,000 megawatts of wind power from the Oklahoma Panhandle area.
Minus the $537 million loss from its MLP, Houston’s energy transmission company said it had a $146 million net income gain for the quarter, up slightly from $143 million during the same period last year.
Dynegy acquired 21 new power plants in the spring in the Midwest and New England regions and the company said its operating income jumped up to $107 million for the quarter, up from $22 million in the same period last year, with the added power production. The company announced its earnings after the markets closed Wednesday.
NRG, which is in the midst of a “reset” to cut costs and spin off its financially struggling solar and wind businesses, announced $67 million in net income for the quarter, down from $182 million during the same time last year.
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