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BUSINESS
March 11, 1998
Edison Capital, a financial services firm, recently closed two lease investments totaling $342 million in power plants in South Africa and the Netherlands. Edison Capital, a subsidiary of Edison International, invested $250 million in a transaction involving two 670-megawatt, coal-fired units that are part of the six-unit, 4,110-megawatt Majuba power station. The power station is located outside of Johannesburg, South Africa.
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BUSINESS
June 30, 2006 | From Reuters
Edison International forecast a drop in 2006 profit on reduced earnings from power generation and investments. Net income is expected to drop to $3.13 a share this year from $3.47 in 2005, Edison said. Excluding a gain from a power-plant sale, costs for early debt retirement and benefits from a tax settlement, Edison forecast 2006 profit of $2.91 a share. Shares of Rosemead-based Edison fell 29 cents to $39.03.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2000 | Bloomberg News
PG&E Corp. and Edison International's plans for charging customers for the high power prices they paid this year won't be considered by two state officials reviewing problems with California's electricity market. Only accounting changes in how the utilities tally their power costs will be considered, said California Public Utilities Commission member Henry Duque and Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge Angela Minkin at a meeting in San Francisco.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2004 | From Reuters
Rosemead-based Edison International said Thursday that it was raising its quarterly dividend by 25% to 25 cents a share. Edison suspended its dividend during the state's 2000-01 energy crisis as its Southern California Edison utility teetered on the brink of bankruptcy. It resumed payouts in January at the quarterly rate of 20 cents a share. The higher dividend will be payable on Jan. 31, 2005, to shareholders of record on Dec. 30.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2001 | Jerry Hirsch
Edison International is expected to issue $1.2 billion in bonds this week in a refinancing that will allow it to pay off bank loans that come due Saturday. But Rosemead-based Edison will pay a steep rate for the money. The bonds are expected to pay as much as 13%, well above the rate for other high-yield, or junk, investments. Investors are demanding the high rate because they fear the company could be dragged into bankruptcy by losses at its Southern California Edison utility.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
State regulators approved $45.2 million of early-stage funding for Southern California Edison's program to install high-technology electricity meters that would give the utility and its customers more timely data on their power usage. The California Public Utilities Commission approved the funds to cover "pre-deployment" spending on business, technology and tariff programs before the utility, a unit of Edison International, installs the meter system for its 4.8 million customers.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1999 | Nancy Rivera Brooks
Rosemead-based Edison International said its rapidly expanding Edison Mission Energy subsidiary has agreed to pay $2.03 billion to London-based PowerGen for two power plants in Britain. The Ferrybridge and Fiddler's Ferry electricity generating plants each have a generating capacity of about 2,000 megawatts, or enough to light 2 million homes.
BUSINESS
April 18, 1996
Edison Mission Energy said Wednesday that it has completed the $70-million sale of its 50% stake in four geothermal facilities to CalEnergy Co. Inc. of Omaha. Under terms of the agreement, CalEnergy purchased the Vulcan, Hoch, Leathers and Elmore power plants in the Imperial Valley. Geothermal plants use hot water taken from the ground to produce steam, which is forced through turbines to produce energy.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2000 | Dow Jones
Edison International said Tuesday that its Edison Mission Energy Global Management Inc. unit in Irvine has scheduled a special shareholder meeting for Dec. 15 to vote on a plan of dissolution and liquidation. Upon shareholder approval, holders of the 1,200 shares of preferred stock will receive an additional liquidation premium of $3,875 a share and accrued dividends to and including Dec. 20.
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