(June 2010) Calpine buys 5 GW of generating capacity from Pepco Holdings for $1.65 billion; Xcel buys two Calpine plants in Denver for $739 million; Asset acquisitions announced in April by...
report," says Whitehouse, "PJM estimates that a new peaker with a marginal variable cost of $30 per MWh would have earned about $77,000 per MW in the PJM energy market during 1999 in fixed margins. This is equivalent, to $77/kW-year, or $6.42/kW-month. The important point is that this is enough to pay all of the annual fixed costs for a new peaker in a year."
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