Infrastructure Investments, Asset Sales, and New Appointments - Research Report on Sempra, Portland General Electric, TransCanada, Alliant Energy, and Brookfield Infrastructure Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom PR Newswire NEW YORK, June 19, 2013 NEW YORK, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR), TransCanada Corporation (NYSE: TRP), Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE: BIP). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Sempra Energy Research Report On June 14, 2013, Sempra Energy (Sempra) announced that Kathleen L. Brown has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. Prior to joining the Company's Board, Brown worked 12 years in leadership positions at Goldman Sachs group. She also served as the Chairman of Investment Banking for the firm's Midwest division in Chicago from 2011 to 2013. Brown currently serves on the Board of Directors for Forestar Group, Inc., a real estate, oil and gas and natural resources company, and the National Park Foundation. The Full Research Report on Sempra Energy - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/0329_SRE] -- Portland General Electric Company Research Report On June 5, 2013, Portland General Electric Company (PGE) announced that the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ranked the Company as number 1 in the US for sales of renewable energy. At the end of 2012, the Company had nearly 88,000 business and residential customers, or 12.4% of its potential customers, enrolled in a power program, compared to about 2% nationwide. PGE reportedly sold more than 834 million kWh of renewable energy, nearly 90 million more than the second-place utility. According to PGE, while it has had the most renewable energy customers since 2009, this is the first year that the Company has also sold the most renewable energy. The Full Research Report on Portland General Electric Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/f07b_POR] -- TransCanada Corporation Research Report On June 12, 2013, TransCanada Corporation (TransCanada) announced that it has received the National Energy Board (NEB)'s decision to reject the Company's request for review and variance of the NEB's previous decision released on March 27, 2013 related to its 2012-2013 restructuring proposal for tolls and service on the Canadian Mainline. In its review and variance application filed on May 1, 2013, TransCanada requested NEB to adjust the five-year Empress to Dawn toll from $1.42/GJ to $1.52/GJ as well as the other tolls that are derived from the long-haul toll, approve tariff revisions required for implementation of the decision model, establish a surcharge methodology for recovery of future costs that may be imposed during the five-year fixed toll period and change the implementation date of the decision from July 1, 2013 to November 1, 2013. TransCanada stated that it is considering its future options, including potential appeal. The Full Research Report on TransCanada Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/4dc0_TRP] -- Alliant Energy Corporation Research Report On June 14, 2013, Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), a company under Alliant Energy Corporation (Alliant Energy), announced the completion of another Power Wisconsin Project. The new project involved upgrading Burke Substation, which will significantly improve the reliability of electric service for residents and businesses on the west side of Sun Prairie and in the American Center Business Park. Alliant Energy replaced nearly all of the internal components, including installing a new transformer, metal-clad switchgear, and circuit switcher at the substation. The transformer had failed in April 2012 and other components in the substation had limited remaining life. Rebuilding the Burke Substation was worth $2.1 million, as per the Company. The Company's 2013 Power Wisconsin Plan includes approximately $70 million of planned investments in 2013 in upgrading overhead and underground electric lines, electric substations, and natural gas infrastructure, with the goal of improving system reliability, reduce outages, and provide more reliable power to Alliant Energy's Wisconsin customers. The Full Research Report on Alliant Energy Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/fc86_LNT] -- Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. Research Report On June 16, 2013, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (Brookfield Infrastructure) announced that it has signed definitive agreements to sell its interest in U.S. Pacific Northwest timberland operations for approximately $790 million. The Company stated that the buyer will assume Brookfield Infrastructure's proportionate debt of approximately $320 million, resulting in net proceeds from the transaction of approximately $470 million. Further, on June 7, 2013, the Company completed the sale of the remainder of its Canadian BC Coastal timberland operations for net proceeds of approximately $170 million. Sam Pollock, CEO of Brookfield Infrastructure, said, "The sale of our timberland assets was an opportunity to further our strategy of monetizing lower yielding assets to recycle capital into our utilities, transport and energy businesses." The Company stated that the Brookfield Infrastructure will generate total proceeds before taxes of approximately $640 million from both transactions, and the Company will not hold any timberland assets upon closing. 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