Dynegy, Calpine Deals Signal Power Producer M&A Surge

By Keith Goldberg (October 31, 2017, 7:37 PM EDT) -- A pair of recent megadeals that will see Dynegy Inc. and Calpine Corp. exit the independent power producer stage signals a wave of consolidation about to hit a sector struggling with flat electricity prices and the growing impact of state clean energy policies on regional wholesale electricity markets, experts say.

Dynegy, which owns and operates 27,000 megawatts' worth of power plants in Texas and the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, on Monday agreed to be bought by Vistra Energy, the largest electricity generator and retailer in the deregulated Texas market. The all-stock deal will create a merchant power behemoth with a combined...

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