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In a joint filing with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Southern Company and AGL Resources requested regulatory approval of the companies' proposed merger. AGL Resources is the parent company of Elizabethtown Gas. When completed, the combination of Southern Company and AGL Resources is expected to create the second-largest utility company in the U.S. by customer base.
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Chesapeake Utilities and Gatherco, a natural gas infrastructure company providing natural gas midstream services, entered into a merger agreement, dated as of January 30, 2015 under which Chesapeake Utilities will acquire Gatherco. Upon consummation of the transaction, Gatherco will merge into Aspire Energy of Ohio (Aspire Energy), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities. The transaction was approved by the Gatherco board of directors and by Chesapeake Utilities' merger and acquisition committee.
The Microgrid Alliance (MGA) and the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) joined forces, with MGA becoming part of ADS. The Microgrid Alliance was established in early 2014 to bring together companies and individuals involved in or interested in the microgrid space so that they could exchange information and expertise, and collaborate on activities.
NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) announced a definitive agreement under which the companies have agreed to combine. The transaction, which is valued at approximately $4.3 billion, includes the assumption of $1.7 billion in HEI debt and excludes HEI's banking subsidiary.
FERC approved the proposed merger of Exelon and Pepco Holdings. The companies announced their proposed merger on April 30. The combination of the companies will bring together Exelon's three electric and gas utilities - BGE, ComEd and PECO - and Pepco Holdings' (PHI's) three electric and gas utilities - Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco - to create the leading mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility.
Comverge and Constellation signed an agreement to combine their demand response businesses serving commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. The combined business will be operated as a new standalone company independent from Comverge and Constellation and will focus on delivering a full spectrum of demand response offerings to C&I customers across the United States. The merged enterprise will become one of the largest demand response companies in the industry. H.I.G.
Consumers now are setting the agenda.
Electric utility mergers loom as the next step in restructuring.