Infrastructure Investments, Asset Sales, and New Appointments - Research Report on Sempra, Portland General Electric,

   Infrastructure Investments, Asset Sales, and New Appointments - Research
Report on Sempra, Portland General Electric, TransCanada, Alliant Energy, and
                          Brookfield Infrastructure

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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:


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:


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:


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: []


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. The Full Research Report on Brookfield Infrastructure
Partners L.P. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:



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