Dynegy Completes Duke Midwest Acquisition; Transformational Growth for Company

HOUSTON--()--Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN), through its wholly owned subsidiary, has finalized its acquisition of Duke Energy’s commercial generation assets and retail business in the Midwest. The Duke assets include a seven million megawatt-hour (MWhr) retail portfolio and 11 generating stations, capable of generating 6.1 gigawatts of electricity into the PJM power market. The acquisition price was $2.8 billion in cash at closing.

The Company completed its acquisition of EquiPower Resources Corp. and Brayton Point Holdings, LLC from Energy Capital Partners yesterday. With these transactions, Dynegy now owns nearly 26,000 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity in eight states—enough to supply nearly 21 million homes. The Company also provides retail electricity to 830,000 residential customers and 23,000 commercial, industrial and municipal customers in Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

“The EquiPower and Duke acquisitions are transformational for Dynegy, ushering in a new era of substantial scale, and geographic and fuel diversity,” said Dynegy President and Chief Executive Officer Robert C. Flexon. “We now have a meaningful presence in three of the best markets in the country and substantial fuel diversity across our portfolio. Additionally, our PJM retail business is now fully backed by generation, providing a platform for growth.”

Yesterday the Company raised its projection for synergies from $40 million to $100 million and announced it was allocating $100 million of capital to reduce the equity that would have been issued under the original Energy Capital Partners transaction terms.

Transaction Benefits:

The transactions have doubled Dynegy’s generating capacity and are expected to increase annual generation from approximately 60 million MWhrs to an estimated 115 million MWhrs for the Company. Scale will drive productivity gains for the Dynegy platform, and overhead costs per MWh generated are expected to fall by 35%. With the higher levels of capacity contracting in PJM and ISO-NE, the Company will also benefit from improved visibility and predictability of cash flows. PJM and ISO-NE capacity payments will represent 25% of the combined company’s gross margin in 2015 compared to 11% today as a result of quadrupling the size of the PJM fleet and increasing the size of the New England fleet seven-fold.

Portfolio Diverse in Geography and Fuel Type: 25,758 megawatts in 8 states

Plant       Location      

Net Capacity (3)

      Market       Ownership       Primary
                (MW)               Interest       Fuel
Moss Landing 1&2       Moss Landing, CA       1,020       CAISO       100%       Gas
Moss Landing 6&7       Moss Landing, CA       1,509       CAISO       100%       Gas
Oakland       Oakland, CA       165       CAISO       100%       Oil
Brayton Point (2)(4)       Somerset, MA       1,493       ISO-NE       100%       Coal
Casco Bay       Veazie, ME       538       ISO-NE       100%       Gas
Dighton (2)       Dighton, MA       187       ISO-NE       100%       Gas
Lake Road (2)       Dayville, CT       856       ISO-NE       100%       Gas
Masspower (2)       Indian Orchard, MA       280       ISO-NE       100%       Gas
Milford(2)       Milford, CT       579       ISO-NE       100%       Gas
Independence       Scriba, NY       1,108       NY-ISO       100%       Gas
Baldwin       Baldwin, IL       1,815       MISO       100%       Coal
Havana       Havana, IL       434       MISO       100%       Coal
Hennepin       Hennepin, IL       294       MISO       100%       Coal
Wood River       Alton, IL       465       MISO       100%       Coal
Coffeen       Coffeen, IL       915       MISO-IPH       100%       Coal
Duck Creek       Canton, IL       425       MISO-IPH       100%       Coal
Edwards       Bartonville, IL       685       MISO-IPH       100%       Coal
Joppa/EEI       Joppa, IL       802       MISO-IPH       80%       Coal
Newton       Newton, IL       1,230       MISO-IPH       100%       Coal
Conesville Station 4 (1)       Conesville, OH       312       PJM       40%       Coal
Dicks Creek (1)       Monroe, OH       153       PJM       100%       Gas
Elwood (2)       Elwood, IL       788       PJM       50%       Gas
Fayette (1)       Masontown, PA       649       PJM       100%       Gas
Hanging Rock (1)       Ironton, OH       1,296       PJM       100%       Gas
Kendall       Minooka, IL       1,209       PJM       100%       Gas
Killen (1)       Manchester, OH       204       PJM       33%       Coal
Kincaid (2)       Kincaid, IL       1,108       PJM       100%       Coal
Lee (1)       Dixon, IL       712       PJM       100%       Gas
Liberty (2)       Eddystone, PA       600       PJM       100%       Gas
Miami Fort 7&8 (1)       North Bend, OH       653       PJM       64%       Coal
Miami Fort (CT) (1)       North Bend, OH       68       PJM       100%       Oil
Ontelaunee       Reading, PA       560       PJM       100%       Gas
Richland (2)       Defiance, OH       447       PJM       100%       Gas
Stryker (2)       Stryker, OH       19       PJM       100%       Oil
Stuart (1)       Aberdeen, OH       904       PJM       39%       Coal
Washington (1)       Beverly, OH       648       PJM       100%       Gas
Zimmer (1)       Moscow, OH       628       PJM       47%       Coal

(1) newly acquired Duke assets
(2) newly acquired EquiPower assets
(3) unit capabilities are based on winter capacity
(4) Brayton Point is scheduled to be retired from service on June 1, 2017

About Dynegy

We are committed to leadership in the electricity sector. With nearly 26,000 megawatts of power generation capacity and two retail electricity companies, we are capable of supplying 21 million homes with safe, reliable and economic energy. Homefield Energy and Dynegy Energy Services are retail electricity providers serving businesses and residents in Illinois.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains statements reflecting assumptions, expectations, projections, intentions or beliefs about future events that are intended as “forward-looking statements” particularly those statements concerning: the anticipated transformation of Dynegy; Dynegy’s growth ability in its PJM retail business; anticipated synergies; and Dynegy’s anticipated benefits associated with the EquiPower and Duke acquisitions. Discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current projections, forecasts, estimates and expectations of Dynegy is contained in Dynegy’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Specifically, Dynegy makes reference to, and incorporates herein by reference, the section entitled “Risk Factors” in its 2014 Form 10-K. In addition to the risks and uncertainties set forth in Dynegy’s SEC filings, the forward-looking statements described in this press release could be affected by, among other things, (i) problems may arise in successfully integrating the Duke Energy, EquiPower and Brayton power facilities into Dynegy’s current portfolio, which may result in Dynegy not operating as effectively and efficiently as expected; (ii) Dynegy may be unable to achieve expected synergies or it may take longer than expected to achieve such synergies; (iii) any of the transactions may involve unexpected costs or unexpected liabilities; (iv) the industry may be subject to future regulatory or legislative actions, including environmental, that could adversely affect Dynegy; and (v) Dynegy may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Any or all of Dynegy’s forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond Dynegy’s control.


Dynegy Inc.
Micah Hirschfield, 713-767-5800
Andy Smith, 713-507-6466


Dynegy Inc.
Micah Hirschfield, 713-767-5800
Andy Smith, 713-507-6466