Duke Energy reaches settlement with North Carolina AG Duke Energy announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the North Carolina Attorney General. The agreement resolves all issues related to the matters under review by the attorney general regarding Duke Energy's change in president and CEO following the close of the merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy on July 2. Some of the major details of the settlement include: the Attorney General will not object to the settlement reached with the NCUC; the Attorney General preserves all rights in future Duke Energy rate cases in North Carolina; Duke Energy will pay $250,000 to the Attorney General's office to defray fees and expenses related to the post-merger investigation; Duke Energy will designate a liaison in the company to communicate with the Attorney General on customer-related information.
FERC requests additional information to process Dynegy acquisitions applications Dynegy (DYN) announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, issued a letter requesting additional information to process the applications filed with FERC on September 11 for approval of Dynegy’s acquisition of Duke Energy Midwest Generation (DUK) assets and retail business and EquiPower Resources and Brayton Point Holdings assets. The company plans to respond fully within the 30-day period however, due to this request for additional information, we do not expect the transactions to close by the end of the first quarter 2015. Dynegy, Duke and Energy Capital Partners remain committed to closing the transactions as quickly as possible. The only regulatory approval remaining is from FERC.