PSEG Closes on Sale of New York and Connecticut Generating Assets to Complete Sale of PSEG Fossil Portfolio to Affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners
(NEWARK, N.J. – Feb. 23, 2022) – Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) today completed the sale of its fossil generating assets in New York and Connecticut to subsidiaries of ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VII, L.P., a fund controlled by ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC. With this sale, PSEG has completed the sale of its 6,750-megawatt PSEG Fossil portfolio of 13 fossil generation units in New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and New York.
“This sale successfully concludes the Strategic Alternatives process and ultimately enables PSEG to enhance its commitment to working toward a carbon-free economy that benefits our customers and our communities,” PSEG Chairman, President and CEO Ralph Izzo said. “PSEG is focused on clean energy and infrastructure investments to drive regulated utility growth, with a vision toward powering a future where people use less energy, and it’s cleaner, safer and delivered more reliably than ever. This improved business mix, now 90% regulated, also reinforces our commitment to principles of environmental stewardship, social responsibility and ethical governance (ESG).”
PSEG’s Strategic Alternatives process has reduced overall business risk and earnings volatility, and highlighted investments and opportunities in carbon-free generation and clean energy infrastructure. PSEG continues to advocate for support to maintain the economic viability of its carbon-free nuclear generation fleet, totaling more than 3,700 megawatts, while also exploring investments in regional offshore wind.
PSEG also has net-zero and decarbonization goals across its business, including for its regulated utility operations, and is participating in the U.N.-backed Race to Zero campaign.
PSEG’s regularly scheduled quarterly financial presentation is scheduled for Feb. 24 at 11:00 a.m., details available HERE. Sign up for alerts HERE. For details on PSEG’s approach to climate and sustainability, view its most recent report HERE.
Goldman Sachs & Co. is serving as financial adviser, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as legal counsel to PSEG in connection with the PSEG Fossil transaction.
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Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE: PEG) is a publicly traded diversified energy company. Headquartered in Newark, N.J., PSEG's principal operating subsidiaries are: Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), PSEG Power and PSEG Long Island. PSEG is a Fortune 500 company included in the S&P 500 Index and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for 14 consecutive years (https://corporate.pseg.com).
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